Gwendolyn Brooks
UIUC Rare Book & Manuscript Library
April 24, 2014

Full of Pepper and Light: Welcoming the Gwendoyln Brooks Papers to the University of Illinois

Gwendolyn Brooks is probably best know for her poem “We Real Cool.” Brooks, a Pulitzer Prize Winner and a past Poet Laureate for the state of Illinois, died in 2000. Last fall, the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquired her archives. Tonight, at 7:30 at the Lincoln Hall Theater there will be an event serving as an official welcoming of those papers.


April 23, 2014

TB Patient Jailed In Piatt County

Local health officials say a Champaign man with tuberculosis who failed to comply with a court ordered quarantine is now jailed in Piatt County.


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