Carol Ammons, 103rd District State Rep. Democratic candidate

(Candidate Carol Ammons' Facebook page)

September 02, 2014

Rep. Jakobsson Endorses Candidate Carol Ammons

Two months prior to the November election, retiring Democrat Naomi Jakobsson has thrown her support behind her party’s nominee to succeed her. 


September 01, 2014

Americans Detained In North Korea Call For US Help

North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and --- watched by officials as they spoke --- called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.  


People try to board an Iraqi helicopter bringing supplies in Amerli.

(AP)

August 31, 2014

Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes have reportedly entered the northern town of Amerli, where Islamic State militants have laid siege to the town for weeks, prompting fears of a sectarian massacre.


Donovonn Young tries to avoid a tackle Octavius Brown during the fourth quarter Saturday.

(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

August 30, 2014

Illini, Lunt Survive Youngstown Scare, 28-17

It took a while but new quarterback Wes Lunt delivered a come-from-behind 28-17 win Saturday for Illinois over Youngstown State in a season opener.


portion of the letter from AAUP to Chancellor Phyllis Wise

August 30, 2014

AAUP Urges U Of I To Pay Salaita

A national association dedicated to protecting academic freedom expressed deep concern over the University of Illinois’ recent withdrawal of a job offer to Steven Salaita.


Photo of the cast of The Mikado

(Courtesy of The Hoogland Center for the Arts)

August 29, 2014

Springfield Performs The Mikado - Is It Racist?

Putting on older theater productions can be a dilemma for those who want to preserve the art in its original form. Some production groups may decide to reinvent pieces that could be seen as problematic in modern times. An operetta currently being performed in Springfield by local actors has sparked controversy for what many consider to be racist qualities.


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