Protesters march during a demonstration for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Chicago. Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times last year, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the c
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November 25, 2015

Writer Tells How He Broke The Laquan McDonald Story

Chicago writer Jamie Kalven focuses on patterns of police abuse and impunity in Chicago. He heard about an attempted cover up of the details in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old wielding a knife.  Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is white, shot Laquan McDonald, a black youth, 16 times in 14 seconds.

Mats Selen sitting in his office on the University of Illinois Urbana campus
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November 23, 2015

U of I Physics Professor Named ‘Professor Of The Year’

A University of Illinois physics professor credits his department and the university for his recent Professor of the Year award.  Mats Selen received the honor from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on November 19.

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November 23, 2015

C-U Public Health: Mumps On The Decline

Awais Vaid with Champaign-Urbana's Public Health District says staff is currently dealing with eight cases of mumps.  The outbreak saw as many as 175 since late August, mostly among U of I students.  But Vaid believes the outbreak could be over after the end of the fall semester. 

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