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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 18, 2013

Member of ‘Little Rock Nine’ Speaks in Champaign

Students became symbol of the Civil Rights Movement

By Jeff Bossert

Ernest Green

In September 1957, a group of African-American teens who came to be known as the ‘The Little Rock Nine’ would play a large role in the civil rights movement.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 17, 2013

AFSCME Continues Court Fight in Prison Closures

By Jeff Bossert

Despite an announcement from Governor Pat Quinn, and a state Supreme Court ruling, Illinois’ prison workers union says nothing is finalized on the closure of correctional facilities.


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