Mark Rubel with Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets at Mabel's in Dec. 1984.
(Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois)
April 18, 2014

Rising from the Ashes of Disco

Many consider the 1980’s to early 90’s the golden age of local music in Champaign-Urbana, especially when it comes to rock and roll.  On Saturday, April 19th, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Rising from the Ashes of Disco: Urbana-Champaign’s Music Scene during the 1980s and Early 1990s.”


April 18, 2014

Spike In Mumps Cases Across Illinois

Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois, including in Champaign County.


Teacher Tim Gilbert at Roberston Charter School in Decatur, Ill.
(Rachel Otwell/IPR)
April 17, 2014

Charter Schools: What Does The Future Hold?

Charter schools have long been a divisive issue. Supporters say they allow schools to teach kids free of burdensome regulations. Opponents say they take money away from traditional schools. In Illinois this year, those views are colliding.


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