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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Little Free Libraries Spread The Joy Of Books In Central Illinois

By Jim Meadows

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(Duration: 4:07)

Cara Finnegan stands by her Little Free Library in Champaign.

Central Illinois is home to several Little Free Libraries, outdoor boxes filled with books,  free for anyone to take, or add to.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 08, 2014

Pens To Lens Gala At The Virginia Theatre

By Jason Croft

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(Duration: 4:23)

Coming up Saturday, August 9th, in Champaign at the Virginia Theatre, a gala event--including a red carpet walk--for a project called Pens to Lens.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 02, 2014

Champaign Label Preserved 1890’s Recording Named To National Registry

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 2:34)

One of the recordings now part of the Library of Congress’ national registry is considered the first ‘hit’ song by an African-American.  A Champaign-based record label is among those who have worked to preserve it.  





WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 20, 2013

Newcomer Stratton Challenges Prussing in Urbana Primary

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 5:34)

Laurel Prussing and Les Stratton.

As she seeks a third term, Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing touts her efforts to boost economic development. But opponent and political newcomer Les Stratton criticizes Prussing's plans as a misuse of taxpayer dollars.



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