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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 27, 2014

American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

by Dana Farrington

Douglas McAuthur McCain, in a March 2008 photo by the Hennepin County, MN Sheriff's Office.

A U.S. citizen reportedly fighting alongside a terrorist group in Syria has died.  The National Security Council has not said whether or not Douglas McAuthur McCain was fighting for the group that calls itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL.)


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 23, 2014

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

By Scott Neuman and Steve Mullis,with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Police arrest a man on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Mo.

President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.



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 24, 2014

Urbana Resident Ian Gindes—Professional Concert Pianist/Captain in the Illinois National Guard

By Jason Croft

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(Duration: 6:18)

This week, Urbana resident Ian Gindes is in New York to perform as part of the Alexander and Buono Festival of Music. He is a professional concert pianist. He is also a Captain in the Illinois National Guard.




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