Monthly Archives: February 2010

2010 Martin Luther King Essay Contest Winners

* The organizers of the 2010 MLK Essay Contest asked that the names of these young authors be withheld. Dear Barack Obama, My name is K___ and I am 18 years old. I go to the READY Program and I … Continue reading

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How Some U of I Faculty Members Will Deal With Furloughs

SUSAN DAVIS IS TAKING HER FIRST unpaid furlough day on February 15, along with other faculty and members of the Campus Faculty Association at the University of Illinois. “Since the University demands that we not do our jobs,” she says, … Continue reading

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WILL Changes FM Format, Cuts Jobs, and Eliminates Weather Department

ON FEBRUARY 11, 2010 Illinois Public Media General Manager Mark Leonard announced steps the organization’s leadership will take to address ongoing budget concerns and ensure that Illinois Public Media is sustainable in a new financial and technological environment. Changes include: … Continue reading

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Interview With Deborah Thomas Who Lives In The House Where Kiwane Carrington Was Killed

On December 8, State’s Attorney Julia Reitz released a 13- page report concluding that Kiwane Carrington had been shot “accidentally” by Champaign police officer Daniel Norbits. While dedicating only one paragraph to Norbits’ history, and failing to mention his involvement … Continue reading

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Juvenile Justice in Champaign County— A Racial Disparity

This commentary first appeared on WILL 580’s Public Square. MY NAME IS JAN KRUSE and as a resident of Champaign County I wanted to share with listeners the experiences I recently had while serving as a Champaign County Juror. I … Continue reading

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A History of the Douglass Center

community of Champaign-Urbana, is the Douglass Center. It was named in honor of the great African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass who reportedly made a stop in Champaign while on a speaking tour. When the Center was first conceived, it served … Continue reading

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