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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

U of I President Looks To Leadership Transition, Remaining Challenges

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 7:38)

University of Illinois President Robert Easter, who is slated to retire at the end of June.

University of Illinois President Robert Easter says it’s possible the school could see a transition to his successor, incoming president Timothy Killeen, sooner than expected.

Categories: Economics, Education

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

Operations Underway On Oil Pipeline Through Illinois

By Shannon Heffernan

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Pipe for Flanagan South Pipeline extends near Salisbury, Missouri in July 2013.

The Keystone XL is a controversial pipeline that would bring oil from the Alberta Tar Sands to US refineries. But plans for a similar pipeline that runs through Illinois are quietly moving ahead.

Categories: Economics, Environment

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

Motorist Drives Through Centennial Student Protest; No Charges In Altercation

By Hannah Meisel and Scott Cameron

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Screenshot from a video showing a car driving in the middle of a student rally at Centennial High School on Thursday.

It’s still not clear what led to yesterday’s altercation between a driver and students outside of Champaign’s Centennial High School. A student protest against the killings of black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner by white police officers ended when a woman drove her car into the center of the rally. 


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 04, 2014

Car Drives Through Student Protest At Centennial High School

WILL Staff

Screenshot from a video showing a car driving in the middle of a student rally at Centennial High School on Thursday.

Champaign police are investigating an incident at Centennial High School in Champaign on Thursday afternoon. Greg Johnson, Centennial's principal, says a motorist drove into a crowd of students who were holding a rally in the street outside the high school to protest the grand jury decisions in the police shooting deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. 

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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.


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