For college students, December means cramming for final exams. Some schools try to help students keep studying by serving midnight breakfast in the dining halls. But at the University of Illinois, one student group puts their own twist on that tradition.
More than 40,000 undocumented Illinois residents, who came to the country as children, are protected from deportation and are able to work under an executive order put in place by President Barack Obama. But during his campaign, Donald Trump pledged to “immediately terminate” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — often referred to as DACA.
On the 21st: We talked with black voters about issues they're concerned about heading into the elections. Plus, Champaign rabbi Alan Cook stopped by to talk about the importance of Yom Kippur and an Illinois State University professor discussed a grant to research mosquitoes life cycle to combat Zika and West Nile viruses.
Efforts to preserve historic buildings in low-income and inner-city neighborhoods throughout the state face challenges — like the lack of access to financing and restoration projects taking a back seat to more pressing issues in the community.
On the 21st: We talked with evangelical pastor Jim Wallis about why he says racism is America's "original sin." Plus, Dave Isay on his book "Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work" and his own calling as founder of StoryCorps.
A group of 25 young adults from Sub-Saharan Africa have spent the last six weeks at the University of Illinois Urbana campus. They took part in the “Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders”, hosted by the Department of African-American Studies and the Cline Center for Democracy.
On this Fourth of July, we’re asking people - what’s your American Dream? The answer varies, depending on who you are, where you live, where you come from, and other factors. We heard many of those stories from the Multicultural Community Center in Rantoul, as part of our Re:Dream project.