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AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 10, 2014

Vandalism Reported After Vigil For Missouri Man

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

Protesters confront police Sunday in Ferguson, MO.

A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police who sought to block off access to several areas of the city.

Categories: Criminal Justice

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 - August 09, 2014

Department Head Discusses U Of I’s Reported Decision On Prof. Salaita

By Scott Cameron and Jim Meadows

A week after the University of Illinois reportedly withdrew a job offer to a professor who posted controversial comments on Twitter, the head of the department overseeing that position says the decision harms the university’s reputation and ability to attract talented professors.

Categories: Education, Technology





WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 08, 2014

Pens To Lens Gala At The Virginia Theatre

By Jason Croft

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(Duration: 4:23)

Coming up Saturday, August 9th, in Champaign at the Virginia Theatre, a gala event--including a red carpet walk--for a project called Pens to Lens.


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