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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 23, 2014

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

By Scott Neuman and Steve Mullis,with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Police arrest a man on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Mo.

President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.





AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Against Term Limits Referendum

By The Associated Press

The Illinois Supreme Court is refusing to take up an appeal of a lower court's ruling that prohibits a vote on term limits from appearing on the November ballot.  

Categories: Government, Politics


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

U of I Administrator, Trustees Defend Withdrawal of Salaita Appointment

By Jim Meadows

For the first time, University of Illinois officials are publicly defending the decision to withdraw the faculty appointment of Stephen Salaita.

Categories: Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Scottish Singer Made Mark On Champaign-Urbana Arts Scene

By Jeff Bossert

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Jean Redpath

Scottish folk singer Jean Redpath, who died Thursday, is being remembered today with words like ‘warm’ and ‘vivacious’.  Her career in Champaign-Urbana includes numerous performances at University of Illinois and Champaign's Virginia Theatre.

Categories: Art and Culture, Music

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