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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

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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.

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.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Champaign County Board’s New Top Republican Explains Support For Top Democrat

The Champaign County Board’s new Republican vice-chairman says his caucus backed Democrat Pattsi Petrie of Champaign for county board chair, because they thought she was the best of the two Democrats seeking the job.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Israeli Diplomat Discusses Mideast Politics, Salaita Controversy

by Scott Cameron

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Roey Gilad, Israeli Consul General to the Midwest

Israel's top diplomat in the Midwest today weighed in on the political upheaval in his country and the challenges facing Israel both inside and outside of its borders. He also talked about the University of Illinois' board of trustees decision to rescind a job offer to Steven Salaita after the Palestinian-American professor made controversial remarks about Israel on Twitter. 


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