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Stories of Survival at the IL Holocaust Museum; Higher Ed Enrollment; Illinois Population Shrinking

On the 21st: We pay a visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and a new exhibit called "Stories of Survival.” Plus, we talk about public universities that were hit hard by the budget crisis that lasted more than two years. Are they finally bouncing back when it comes to student enrollment? But first, we revisit a conversation about what's behind the slow but steady population decline in Illinois.

Champaign City Building

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September 19, 2018

New Zoning Rules For Older Champaign Neighborhoods

New zoning rules for Champaign’s five “In-Town” zoning districts passed the Champaign City Council Tuesday night with a last-minute compromise. 


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September 19, 2018

Great Lakes Warming; Increase in Homeless High School Students; Smithsonian Exhibits in Illinois

On the 21st: A new report finds that the Great Lakes are warming. Although it might make for better swimming, higher temperatures could have a disastrous effect on Lake Michigan’s game fish which depend on cold, water.  Also, Illinois Humanities teams up with the Smithsonian to produce traveling exhibhitions all over the state. We’ll tell you when they’re coming to your neighborhood. And, we also discuss the rising numbers of homeless high school students in the state and the potential causes behind that, as well as what's being done to remedy that.


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September 19, 2018

Champaign Police Offer Safe Venue For The Exchange Of Goods Sold Online

With the growing popularity of websites like Craigslist, it’s becoming more common for strangers to meet and exchange money or goods. The Champaign Police Department announced Tuesday the opening of a new location aimed at making these interactions safer.


Yolanda Harrington walks one of her students into Barkstall Elementary in Champaign.

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September 18, 2018

Illinois Issues: One Possible Answer To Teacher Shortage

Like most states, Illinois is struggling with a severe teacher shortage. And, also like most states, that shortage is felt most profoundly in the area of special education. There is, however, an army of teacher assistants already on the job. Could they help relieve this shortage?


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