UI Counseling Center DIrector Carla McCowan addresses a crowd at the Urbana campus Quad Tuesday,

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

September 28, 2016 - News Local/State

U Of I Students, Community, Honor Shooting Victim

Many have heard the name George Korchev since the suburban Chicago man died in a weekend shooting in the University of Illinois’ Campustown neighborhood. About 300 from the campus and community have now learned a bit about who he was, while honoring his memory on the Urbana campus quad Tuesday night. Speakers included friend and U of I student Erik Lasaine, who was injured in the shootings early Sunday morning on Green Street.


September 27, 2016 - News Local/State

Judge’s Ruling Reduces Election Day Registration In Illinois

A federal judge has scaled back Election Day voter registration for highly populated areas in Illinois, a decision that sides Republicans who claimed in a lawsuit that last year's extension of same-day registration is unconstitutional. Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan's move on Tuesday temporarily blocks wider same-day registration lawmakers put into effect in 2015.


Undergraduate students Immanuel Campbell and Marques Webster create signs during a "Call To Action" event on the University of Illinois Main Quad on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Christine Herman / Illinois Public Media

September 27, 2016 - The 21st Show

Conversations On Police Violence; Immigration In 2016 Election; Racial Health Inequities

On The 21st: We talked about how conversations about recent police violence are changing in African-American communities. Plus, we discussed the trends driving fear of immigration in the 2016 election and talked with two doctors about why low-income racial minorities die of cancer at higher-than-average rates.


View of the Illinois Great River Road, north of Alton.

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September 27, 2016 - News Local/State

Rauner Mum On “Safe Roads” Amendment

A proposed change to the Illinois constitution would ensure the state has a solid stream of cash going to fund road projects, but Governor Rauner is staying silent on the idea.


New U of I Urbana Chancellor Robert Jones, joined by Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson at the Illini Union Wednesday.

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September 27, 2016 - News Local/State

Robert Jones Begins Tenure As U Of I Urbana Chancellor

Even before his first official day on the job Monday, the new chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana campus felt he had to send out a campus-wide e-mail on Sunday to address the fatal shooting that happened in Champaign’s Campustown area late Saturday night.


From left: ABC reporter Quincy Howe, Sen. Estes Kefauver and Gov. Adlai Stevenson in a still from the first TV debate between two presidential candidates. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has one of two known copies of the broadcas

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

September 26, 2016 - News Local/State

In Rare Debate Footage, Seeds Of Modern Politics

On Monday night, Americans sat down to watch one of the most anticipated presidential debates in the country's history. It happens to fall on the anniversary of the first and most famous presidential debate -- between Nixon and Kennedy in 1960. But that was not the first time two presidential candidates went before T-V cameras together.


In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.

Rogelio V. Solis, File/Associated Press.

September 26, 2016 - News Local/State

Gill Denied By U.S. Supreme Court In Bid For 13th District

The country's high court has denied David Gill a place on the November 8 ballot as an independent candidate in Illinois' 13th Congressional District. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan denied the physician's request Monday. Gill says he plans to appeal to a different justice.


Christine Herman / Illinois Public Media

September 26, 2016 - News Local/State

Students Rally To Raise Awareness Of Police Brutality

Last night, a crowd of about 150 gathered to draw messages in chalk across the University of Illinois campus as part of an event hosted by one sorority to raise awareness about police brutality.


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