A photo of the band Las Cafeteras
Las Cafeteras
July 08, 2016

Las Cafeteras Headlines ‘Outside’ Concert

The Los Angeles band headlines Friday night's "Outside at Research Park" concert, hosted by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline talked with four members of Las Cafeteras about their unique fusion of musical styles, and how the group came together in their East Los Angeles neighborhood.


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AFSCME
July 08, 2016

Labor Board Denies Rauner Request To Expedite Union Case

A state labor board has rejected Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's request to bypass an administrative judge's recommendation and expedite proceedings in union negotiations. The decision means the case will continue as it has for months with the judge. Meanwhile, the AFSCME union is laying the groundwork for a strike, just it case it has to.


Dallas police detain a driver after several police officers were shot in downtown Dallas, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Snipers apparently shot police officers during protests and some of the officers are dead, the city's police chief said in a statem
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July 08, 2016

Dallas Police Chief Says Shooting Suspect Was Upset Over Police Shootings

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says a suspect in the overnight attack that killed five police officers, wounded seven others and wounded two civilians said he was upset over the recent police shootings of black men and wanted to kill white people. The suspect who died in a parking garage has been identified as Micah Xavior Johnson.


Stephen Nacco, the next president of Danville Area Community College, who will start in the job in mid-August.
Lara Conklin/Danville Area Community College
July 06, 2016

Nacco Named DACC’s Next President

Trustees at Danville Area Community College appointed Dr. Stephen Nacco as the school's 7th president Wednesday.  Currently part of the administration at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey, Nacco will take over for the retiring Alice Marie Jacobs in late August.  He calls DACC 'an amazing asset in the community' with a 40-percent graduation rate, among the best in the U.S. for community colleges.


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