cast of To Kill A Mockingbird on stage
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February 19, 2015

Central High Adds Twist To ‘Mockingbird’

If you've read the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, you know it's a story that centers largely on issues of race and justice. Those are themes that continue to resonate today. So, when Champaign's Central High School decided to stage a performance of Harper Lee's novel, they added a modern twist. This weekend, students will perform two versions of the play; one with a traditional cast, the other with the races of the major characters reversed.


Screenshot of video showing a car driving through a student rally outside Centennial High School.
(You Tube)
January 28, 2015

No Charges To Be Filed In Champaign Centennial Protest Incident

A car windshield was broken when students participating in December's 'die-in' took to the street.  State's Attorney Julia Rietz suggests instead that the school district resolve it through 'mediation and community education.'


In a March 2014 file photo, Ernie Banks smiles after an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago.
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
January 24, 2015

‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks Dies At 83

The two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of losing on Cubs teams, died Friday night.


A protester shouts at police in Berkeley on Christmas Eve night.
December 25, 2014

Peaceful Protests In Missouri After Latest Police Shooting

A vigil and a march in Berkeley, Mo., were largely peaceful overnight after confrontations between police and protesters Tuesday in the wake of the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old black man by a white police officer.


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