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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 08, 2014

Students Stage Die-In On U of I Campus

By Hannah Meisel

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Students protest before the "die-in" on the UIUC campus Monday.

Students on the University of Illinois campus dropped to the ground in unison today for a "die-in" rally. The demonstration was held in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri and New York, who are mourning the non-indictments of the white police officers who killed unarmed black men this summer.

Categories: Civil Rights


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 08, 2014

Two More Grammy Noms For Champaign Record Label

By Jeff Bossert

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Isham Jones with his saxophone in the 1920's.

A local record label known for archival work will again be at the Grammys.  'Isham Jones: Happy', on Archeophone Records, reissues 1920 recordings of a saxophonist and Chicago band leader.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 07, 2014

Illini To Play La. Tech In Heart Of Dallas Bowl

By Jim Meadows

Logo for the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl, featuring the Fighting Illini and Louisiana Tech Bulldog helmets.

The Fighting Illini will play the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, December 26th at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.

Categories: Sports




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 06, 2014

Unit Four Officials “Disappointed & Saddened” By Centennial Protest Incident

By Jim Meadows

Champaign school officials say they are “disappointed and saddened” by Thursday’s incident in which a motorist tried to drive her car through a group of students protesting outside Centennial High School.

Categories: Civil Rights, Education


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

‘Rolling Stone’ Says Trust In Gang-Rape Accuser Was ‘Misplaced’

by Krishnadev Calamur

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at University of Virginia

Rolling Stone magazine says "there now appear to be discrepancies" in its story about a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012.


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