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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 13, 2013

Politics in the Family: Linda Frank and Deb Frank Feinen

By Jim Meadows

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Linda Frank and Deb Frank Feinen

Linda Frank and her daughter, attorney Deb Frank Feinen are both Republicans, with decades of political experience between them. Frank recently retired after serving five terms as Champaign County Circuit Clerk, while her daughter Deb serves on the Champaign City Council.

Categories: History, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 12, 2013

Politics in the Family: Tim Johnson

By Jim Meadows

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Former Congressman Tim Johnson (R-Urbana)

You can find family businesses in any number of walks of life – third generation doctors, plumbers, lawyers, architects, accountants – you name it. Not surprisingly, the same could be said for politics. Former Congressman Tim Johnson is the product of a family political tradition reaching from his grandparents to his own grown children.

Categories: Government, History, Politics






WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 18, 2013

Member of ‘Little Rock Nine’ Speaks in Champaign

Students became symbol of the Civil Rights Movement

By Jeff Bossert

Ernest Green

In September 1957, a group of African-American teens who came to be known as the ‘The Little Rock Nine’ would play a large role in the civil rights movement.

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