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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 03, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

“They stripped her naked and made her walk back”

Mona Fortner talks about caring for her schizophrenic mother as a part of our series “Unmet Needs: Living with Mental Illness in Central Illinois."

By Sean Powers and Lindsey Moon

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(Duration: 4:30)

Mona Fornter (right) with her mother, Margaret Freeman, in June of 2011. Mona's brother Emmitt is pictured left.

Mona Fortner talks about caring for her schizophrenic mother as a part of our series “Unmet Needs: Living with Mental Illness in Central Illinois.”

Categories: Health, Mental Health







WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 02, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Champaign Label Preserved 1890’s Recording Named To National Registry

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 2:34)

One of the recordings now part of the Library of Congress’ national registry is considered the first ‘hit’ song by an African-American.  A Champaign-based record label is among those who have worked to preserve it.  



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