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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree Talks Racial Injustice In America

By Hannah Meisel

Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree speaks with a lecture attendee Wednesday at the U of I.

The deaths this summer of two African American men at the hands of white police officers again brought racial tension to the national spotlight; The death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson resulted in a decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson last month, and on Wednesday, a grand jury in New York decided to not charge NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Champaign County Board’s New Top Republican Explains Support For Top Democrat

The Champaign County Board’s new Republican vice-chairman says his caucus backed Democrat Pattsi Petrie of Champaign for county board chair, because they thought she was the best of the two Democrats seeking the job.

Categories: Government, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Israeli Diplomat Discusses Mideast Politics, Salaita Controversy

by Scott Cameron


(Duration: 7:57)

Roey Gilad, Israeli Consul General to the Midwest

Israel's top diplomat in the Midwest today weighed in on the political upheaval in his country and the challenges facing Israel both inside and outside of its borders. He also talked about the University of Illinois' board of trustees decision to rescind a job offer to Steven Salaita after the Palestinian-American professor made controversial remarks about Israel on Twitter. 

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Leading U of I Faculty Want Killeen To Address Salaita ‘Damage’

By Jeff Bossert

Current U of I President Robert Easter, incoming president Timothy Killeen, and wife Roberta Johnson in Chicago

A number of academics at the University of Illinois say they need incoming president Timothy Killeen to help reaffirm core values in the wake of the Steven Salaita case.

Categories: Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Illinois Could Create Its Own State Health Exchange

By Hannah Meisel

inside an exam room

Illinois may soon take on the responsibility of running its own healthcare marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The General Assembly is working against a New Year's deadline to create its own exchange, or risk losing millions of dollars from the federal government.

AP - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Miami Gives Illinois Men’s Basketball Its First Loss, 70-61

By Rob McColley, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

Illini Rayvonte Rice looks for an open teammate past Miami guard Sheldon McClellan.

Freshman Deandre Burnett scored a season-high 19 points and No. 15 Miami won a matchup of unbeaten teams Tuesday night, beating No. 24 Illinois 70-61 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Categories: Sports

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