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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 09, 2014

Measure To Honor Burgess Heads To Obama’s Desk

By Jeff Bossert

James R. Burgess, former Champaign County State's Attorney

Legislation is now headed to President Obama to name the Champaign post office in Campustown for James Burgess – after a bipartisan measure passed the US Senate Monday night.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

Motorist Drives Through Centennial Student Protest; No Charges In Altercation

By Hannah Meisel and Scott Cameron

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Screenshot from a video showing a car driving in the middle of a student rally at Centennial High School on Thursday.

It’s still not clear what led to yesterday’s altercation between a driver and students outside of Champaign’s Centennial High School. A student protest against the killings of black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner by white police officers ended when a woman drove her car into the center of the rally. 






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 26, 2014

A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

by Krishnadev Calamur

Police watch the protesters gather Tuesday in Ferguson.

Police in Ferguson, Mo., made 44 arrests after another night of protests – these much calmer than the unrest that erupted after a grand jury declined Monday to indict officer Darren Wilson.


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