Scales of justice and gavel
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May 22, 2014

Probation Services Will Decrease If Income Tax Drops

The Illinois legislative session is set to end May 31st, and the votes needed to make the current income tax permanent are lacking. The possible tax decrease would damage state probation services. 


Pictured in this 1954 handout photo is Louis Redding, center, on the steps of the Supreme Court Building, in Washington, D.C., with other NAACP attorneys who argued the school segregation case, Brown vs. Board of Education, From left are, Special Cou
(AP Photo/Courtesy of the NAACP)
May 19, 2014

WILL Archive: Thurgood Marshall Discusses School Integration

This month marks the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawed “separate but equal” in public schools. Thurgood Marshall, who would later be appointed to the high court, argued the case. Two years after the ruling -- in 1956 -- Marshall visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to talk about his work to end segregation and the challenges ahead. Marshall said despite efforts by detractors of integration, black and white students were meant to go to school under one roof.


The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.
(Nikopoley/Wikimedia)
May 14, 2014

Hold Placed On Illinois Pension Law

 A judge has blocked Illinois pension overhaul from taking effect next month. It's a temporary victory for government employees who say the law is unconstitutional.


James Kilgore
(Hannah Meisel/WUIS)
May 14, 2014

Kilgore Addresses U Of I Trustees

University of Illinois instructor and 1970's-era radical James Kilgore says he's ashamed of his actions as a younger man but shouldn't be barred from teaching.  His teaching career remains in doubt as one of his contracts expires Thursday.


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