George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, speaks at a fundraiser in Dallas in 1991.

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December 01, 2018

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

George Herbert Walker Bush died Friday at the age of 94. George W. Bush released a statement, saying for himself and his siblings, "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died."

Urbana District 116 Superintendent Don Owen and Urbana High School Principal Deloris Brown stand in the cafeteria of Urbana High School.

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November 30, 2018

Don Owen Out As Urbana Schools Superintendent

Urbana District 116 Superintendent Don Owen will be leaving his job, according to a press release from the school district’s Board of Education.

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November 29, 2018

Drinking Water In Illinois; ‘No Blue Memories’ Gwendolyn Brooks Production; Day With(out) Art Film

On The 21st: Who’s in charge of telling you when your tap water isn’t safe? We talk to experts about an incident in Champaign last week. Plus we discuss how one Chicago cinema troupe is using puppets, music and overhead projectors to tell the story of poet Gwendolyn Brooks’s life. Plus, as World AIDS day approaches, we learn about a new film that gets its Illinois premiere this weekend.

John F Kennedy

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November 29, 2018

JFK In Springfield 1962: A Motorcade, A Rifle And A Mystery

A year before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, he made a visit to Springfield where he stumped for congressional candidates.   It appeared everything went as planned. But recently, unclassified documents were made available explaining an incident that seemed to foreshadow what took place in Dallas.  

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November 29, 2018

Ohio Program Keeps Moms And Babies Together – Even In Prison

The Ohio Reformatory for Women’s Achieving Baby Care Success program, or ABC, lets women who are pregnant when they’re incarcerated keep their babies in prison – giving them the opportunity to do things like breastfeed and bond with their newborn, which studies show improve children’s long-term health and well-being.

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November 29, 2018

Illinois Ashes Tobacco Age Bill

The age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products in Illinois remains at 18, for now. The Illinois House of Representatives failed to override Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto on Wednesday with a vote of 62-45.

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