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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 25, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Schools, Including Champaign Central And Danville High, Dismissing Early Due To Heat

By Jeff Bossert

A number of area schools have announced they're letting out early on Monday, August 25th, due to a forecasted heat index of 100 to 105.  They include Champaign Central High School, which will dismiss at 1:05 today as well as Tuesday.

Categories: Education, Public Health



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

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