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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 11, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Does Prof. Salaita Have A Compelling Argument For Reinstatement?

By Hannah Meisel

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Steven Salaita at the University YMCA Tuesday.

Professor Steven Salaita won't be at today's U of I Board of Trustees meeting, but his presence will be felt.  He's been at the center of controversy since his tenured position was rescinded.  And in a last minute change, the Trustees will vote on his appointment today.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

President Sending More Troops To Combat Islamic State

By The Associated Press

President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities.




AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Industry To Seek Changes In ‘Fracking’ Rules

By The Associated Press

A protester attends a rally on fracking in Springfield in May 2013.

Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists. 


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

Ferguson’s Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

By Joseph Shapiro

A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council.

Ferguson, Missouri's City Council met for the first time since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members have proposed addressing one source of tension -- and cut back on the heavy collection of court fines and fees that hurt low-income people the most.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

Obama To Push Military Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

By Scott Horsley

Barack Obama

President Obama delivers a rare, primetime address Wednesday.  Taking over the TV networks during the crucial 8:00 p.m. CT programming slot is not something any White House does lightly.



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