Kevin Jackson

Beckman Institute

The 21st Show - February 05, 2016

From The Field To The Lab, Researcher Tackles Athletic Brain Injuries

With the Super Bowl on Sunday, all eyes are on football. The sport also happens to be Kevin Jackson’s area of scientific expertise. He came to the University of Illinois to play football while pursuing a career in science, and now he’s developing a cooling helmet that may help with athletes’ head injuries. Through his research with the University’s Beckman Institute and the Athletics Department, Jackson wants to reduce the side effects of concussions and other brain injuries for athletes.

This Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 photo shows the headstone marking the final resting place of Cory Lovelace at Woodland Cemetery in Quincy, Ill.

Jim Suhr/Associated Press

News Local/State - February 05, 2016

Hung Jury Declared In Trial Of Former Illinois Football Star

The murder trial of Curtis Lovelace, accused of suffocating his first wife, Cory, has resulted in a hung jury.  The retrial for the former Adams County assistant state's attorney has been set for May 31.

Map of the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones showing earthquakes as circles.

USGS/Public Domain

The 21st Show - February 05, 2016

How Common Are Earthquakes In Central Illinois?

Like the fault lines they stem from, earthquakes are often little thought of until they actually happen. But Tim Larson, a senior geophysicist at the Illinois State Geological Survey, is bringing them back to mind with his presentation - “Earthquakes: Fact and Fiction” at Parkland's Staerkel Planetarium tonight.

103rd District State Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana)

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - February 04, 2016

State Rep. Ammons On The State Budget Impasse

State Rep. Carol Ammons, a freshman Democratic lawmaker in the Illinois House, discusses what it might take in order for the state to reach an end to its eight-month budget impasse.

Brad Sweeney, who was fired as Decatur's Police Chief Thursday.

City of Decatur

News Local/State - February 04, 2016

Decatur Fires Police Chief But Doesn’t Say Why

The city issued a press release Thursday stating that Brad Sweeney, who's been chief since January 2015, has been fired, but City Manager Tim Gleason said he wouldn't provide further comment because this is a personnel matter.  Deputy Chief James Getz was named interim police chief.

Pens to Lens logo

Champaign-Urbana Film Society

Longer Listen - February 04, 2016

Pens To Lens Accepting Screenplay Entries

The annual Pens to Lens screenwriting competition is accepting entries from area K-12 students from now through February 29.  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline spoke with two members of the C-U Film Society board, AJ Christensen and WILL-TV's Tim Meyers about this year's event.

Malcolm Hill shoots free throws.

Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - February 04, 2016

Illini Men Outlast Rutgers

It took three overtimes, but the Illinois men's basketball team survived Rutgers for a Big Ten road win.

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