Illinois Public Media News

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 10, 2014

Danville Vets To Build Mideast Conflicts Memorial

By Jim Meadows

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(Duration: 3:40)

A sign posted on a vacant lot in Danville announces the future site of the Middle East Conflicts Veterans Memorial, including an artist's depiction of the design.

Fundraising is under way for a new veterans’ memorial in Danville, remembering Americans who served in the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Categories: Community, History, Military



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 28, 2014

Exploring the U of I Library’s New Digital Newspaper Collections

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 4:13)

December 9. 1941 Daily Illini

The main library at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus has been putting old newspapers on the web since 2005.  But thanks to a recent grant, the newest version includes coverage in areas outside Illinois, and new topics, extending back to the mid-1800's.






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 14, 2014

Paying A Visit To The University Of Illinois’ Unusual Landmark

By Jeremy Hobson

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(Duration: 8:28)

The Morrow Plots are the oldest experimental cornfield in the Western Hemisphere.

Harvard has its yard. The University of Illinois has a cornfield. In 1876, agriculture professors Manley Miles and George Morrow planted the Morrow Plots, now the oldest experimental cornfield in the Western Hemisphere.

Categories: Agriculture, Education, History


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