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UIUC Sexual Assault Investigation; Protecting The Legacy Of Ida B. Wells And Other Civil Rights Leaders; Snake Road Migration; Invasive Jumping Worms

An investigation by ProPublica and NPR Illinois recently found that the University of Illinois may have helped preserve the reputations of sexual harassers. We spoke about how the U of I handles sexual misconduct allegations, and how some people want the process to change. Plus, some descendants of Black civil rights leaders in Chicago want the public to know more about their family members while also protecting them at the same time. And, a road in southern Illinois more than two miles long closes until the end of October every year to make way for migrating snakes. Also, we learned about Illinois’ newest invasive species, the jumping worm.

Mattoon Community School District 2.
Mattoon Community School District 2.

Shooting At Mattoon High School; Kultura Festival; Shawnee’s Snake Road; Cubs Corn Maze

On the 21st: We got the latest on the situation at Mattoon High School, where a student opened fire yesterday, injuring another student. Plus, a Filipino food and arts festival in Chicago will showcase Filipino chefs from the Midwest. We also learned about efforts to protect endangered snakes at Shawnee National Forest and take a visit to a corn maze celebrating the Chicago Cubs.

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