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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 09, 2014

Measure To Honor Burgess Heads To Obama’s Desk

By Jeff Bossert

James R. Burgess, former Champaign County State's Attorney

Legislation is now headed to President Obama to name the Champaign post office in Campustown for James Burgess – after a bipartisan measure passed the US Senate Monday night.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 08, 2014

Urbana Council OKs Contribution To Tournament Bid Package

By Jim Meadows

The City of Urbana will contribute $5,000 a year for five years, if Champaign-Urbana succeeds in winning a contract with the Illinois High School Association to bring back the Illinois Boys’ High School Basketball Tournament.

Categories: Government, Politics, Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 08, 2014

Students Stage Die-In On U of I Campus

By Hannah Meisel


(Duration: 0:59)

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


(Duration: 3:42)

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

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