A photo from the court documents of a vehicle with a confederate flag parked in an employee parking lot on the University of Illinois Urbana campus. A plaintiff in the lawsuit reported the vehicle and the photo to the department in charge of investig

Atiba Flemons, provided through his attorney

News Local/State - January 29, 2019

Lawsuit: Racial Harassment Is ‘Standard Operating Procedure’ At U Of I

A lawsuit filed Monday in federal court includes numerous allegations of racial harassment of black employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The plaintiffs allege in court documents racial harassment is U of I’s “standard operating procedure.”

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The 21st Show - January 29, 2019

Preparing For Cold Weather; Juvenile Life Sentences; Mosque Bombing Pleas; Antibiotic Overuse

On The 21st: Illinois is facing sub-zero temperatures for the next couple of days. How do administrators decide whether or not to close school? Plus, the Illinois Supreme Court is hearing a case today that asks: how long is too long when it comes to sentencing juvenile offenders? Also, two men from central Illinois pleaded guilty in Minnesota federal court last week for trying to bomb a mosque in August of 2017. And, a new study shows more than 80 percent of the time we’re prescribed antibiotics we don’t actually need it.

Entrance to the Phoenix Drop-In Center and C-U At Home offices in Champaign.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - January 28, 2019

Phoenix Drop-In Center Expands Hours For Homeless During Cold Weather

With subzero temperatures in the weather forecast, an agency serving the homeless in Champaign-Urbana is gearing up to offer daytime shelter from the cold. The Phoenix Drop-In Center in Champaign is expanding its hours this week to provide a place for people who are homeless to get warm. 

(AP Photo/John O'Connor)

The 21st Show - January 28, 2019

The Damage From The Shutdown; How Illinois Became So Segregated; Cold Weather Update

On The 21st: Illinois is home to some of America’s most segregated cities. Not just Chicago, but also Peoria, Rockford, and Springfield. Plus, have you checked this week’s forecast? Lots of us are going to see below zero temperatures. Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard helps us prepare. But first, the government is finally open after the longest shutdown in American history. And the state of Illinois wants to fund a hundred million dollars in low or zero-interest loans to people who’ve been affected. 

Alycia Adams (left) and Anna Wolak, students in mortuary science, stand in the restorative arts lab, with a few practice skulls.

Dusty Rhodes/NPR Illinois

News Local/State - January 28, 2019

Illinois Issues:  Where The End Offers A New Beginning

College has traditionally been the place young adults get the education they need to pursue their life’s calling. At one of Chicago’s City Colleges, there’s a program for student’s whose life calling deals with death.

Jeremy Bell, of the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, is the coordinator for the agency's Young Adult Reentry Program.

Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - January 28, 2019

Champaign County Program Aims To Cut Recidivism, Boost Employment For Young Adults

A new program from the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission has set some ambitious goals to cut recidivism and boost educational attainment and employment rates over the next three years for 18 to 24 year olds who have had some contact with the justice system. The initiative is called the Young Adult Reentry Program (YARP).

Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu (11) celebrates with a coach after defeating No. 13 Maryland 78-67 in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in New York. Illinois defeated Maryland 78-67.

Adam Hunger/AP

News Local/State - January 27, 2019

Dosunmu, Illinois Beat No. 13 Maryland 78-67 At MSG

Ayo Dosunmu scored 20 points to help the Fighting Illini (6-14, 2-7 Big Ten) snap a two-game skid by handing the Terrapins their second straight conference loss. Tevian Jones had 18 points, and Andres Feliz had 15.

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