The Bailey House in Champaign.
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October 28, 2017

Champaign Planning Staff Supports Effort To Save Historic Sites

A Champaign preservation group won round one in an effort to prevent Unit 4 schools from tearing down several historic properties. The district plans to demolish the sites as part of the Champaign Central High school expansion.


Illinois Holocaust Museum
October 27, 2017

Survivors as Holograms at the Illinois Holocaust Museum; Halloween for Pets

On the 21st: The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie open its doors to the “Take A Stand Center” on Sunday. The new exhibition includes 3-D technology that shares the stories of brave survivors like Fritzie Fritzshall as holograms. Plus, as the Halloween holiday approaches, we’ve got a unique take on celebrations - for your pets.


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October 26, 2017

Illinois’s Haunted Places; Polsky Center Expands; Teaching Religion In Public Schools

On the 21st: We revisit our conversation about the history behind some of our state's haunted places, and rebroadcast our interview about how teaching religion in public schools is more important than ever in our current political climate. But first, the University of Chicago's John Flavin tells us about a partnership with the University of Illinois that will erect a 280,000 square foot facility on the city's South Side.


Inside Out Project workers paste photos to the exterior wall of the University of Illinois.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
October 25, 2017

Inside Out Project Invites Public To Be Photographed For A Cause

The front wall of the University YMCA building, adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign was plastered with photographs Wednesday. The 3-foot-by-5-foot poster-size portraits were made in a mobile photo-booth, featuring people passing by who wanted to show their support for the DREAM Act, a bill in Congress to help young people who are in the country illegally. .


doors of the statehouse in springfield
Christine Herman/WILL
October 25, 2017

#MeToo In Illinois Government; New CPR App ‘PulsePoint’

On the 21st: Women in politics have been sharing their stories about sexual harassment in the statehouse. We talked with two women who have been speaking out about this, in addition to state lawmakers about what should be done. Plus, a new app tries to save lives by alerting people if someone close by needs CPR.


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October 17, 2017

Public Housing In East St. Louis; The Internet Of (Battlefield) Things; Can The Cubs Rally?

On the 21st: Why East St. Louis' public housing complexes create difficult living conditions, even after 32 years of federal management. Plus, how researchers at the University of Illinois are bringing "The Internet Of Things" to the battlefield, and a quick update with Cheryl Raye Stout on whether the Cubs can rally after falling behind two games to none against the L.A. Dodgers.


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