Illinois Public Media News


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 14, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Reporters Weigh In On Illinois Issues

By Jeremy Hobson

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(Duration: 8:23)

The Illinois Capitol Building is pictured in Springfield, Illinois, 2009.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson is broadcasting from WILL in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and he’s taking a look at some of the issues facing this Midwestern state with two journalists who work there. Jim Meadows is a senior reporter at WILL, and Niala Boodhoo is the afternoon host at WBEZ in Chicago.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 10, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Report Says FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims

By NPR Staff

Rutgers professor Hooshang Amirahmadi, one of the American Muslims identified by the Intercept as a target of covert surveillance by the FBI and the NSA.

Reporters Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain say, in the online news website Intercept, that based on information provided by Edward Snowden they have evidence that the FBI and NSA used covert surveillance on the email accounts of 202 American Muslims.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 24, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

UK Phone-Hacking Trial: Brooks Cleared, Coulson Found Guilty

By Bill Chappell

Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, leaves the Central Criminal Court in London Tuesday, after being acquitted. Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking Tuesday.

Former News International leader Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all misconduct in a headline-grabbing trial revolving around tycoon Rupert Murdoch's British media empire. Andy Coulson, the former editor of News of the World, was found guilty of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 23, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Egyptian Court Sentences Journalists To Lengthy Prison Terms

By Bill Chappell

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(Duration: 3:58)

Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste, left, and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, center, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed listen to the verdict inside the defendants' cage during their trial for alleg

Three journalists who work for the Al-Jazeera news network have been sentenced to prison terms – two lasting seven years and a third lasting 10 – by an Egyptian court.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 20, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Analyzing Defamation Suit Against Newspaper Filed By Catholic Leader

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 4:00)

A defamation lawsuit filed by the headmaster of a Catholic boarding school against a Ford County newspaper has been allowed to go to trial. It stems from a letter to the editor in which he was incorrectly identified as the author.



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - June 19, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Lawmakers Work To Replace Illinois’ Eavesdropping Law

By Hannah Meisel

Since the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state's eavesdropping law in March, it's been legal to record audio of someone without asking permission, but legislators are working on a replacement.



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