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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 10, 2014

Sandy Hook Killer’s Father Wishes His Son Hadn’t Been Born

By Mark Memmott

Flowers, candles and stuffed animals at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Conn., the week after 20 children and 6 adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"How much do I beat up on myself about the fact that he's my son? A lot." The New Yorker has posted a long piece based on six interviews with Peter Lanza, whose son Adam killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

Categories: Community, History

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 26, 2014

Talking History: Black Senators Celebrate Their Legacy

By Brakkton Booker

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(Duration: 51:54)

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action in Oct. 2013.

Five current and former black senators appeared together Tuesday at an unprecedented event celebrating the legacy and contributions of the nine African-Americans to serve in the U.S. Senate.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 21, 2014

Allerton Center Takes On ‘Downton’ Feel During English Weekend

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 7:13)

Allerton Mansion

The University of Illinois’ Allerton Park and Conference Center is a frequent location to visit for touring the grounds, or special events like a wedding.  But an event this weekend will give visitors a sense of what it was like about a century ago.


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