Monthly Archives: April 2010

Charges Dropped Against Jeshaun

On April 13, 2010, State‚Äôs Attorney Julia Rietz dismissed all charges against Jeshaun Manning-Carter. Jeshaun was with Kiwane Carrington who was shot and killed by a Champaign police officer. While no charges were brought against police, Jeshaun was charged with … Continue reading

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The DUI Case of Former Police Officer Lisa Staples

Although it was 2008 when off-duty Champaign police detective Lisa Staples was caught driving drunk in an unmarked squad car, only recently were police reports describing the incident obtained. Many were outraged when Staples was given a lighter punishment than … Continue reading

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Prairie Roots Connect Us

Once upon a time, this land we live on was covered in prairie. The people here called themselves the Peoria, Piankesaw and Wea. Creeks wound freely across the land. One little creek was especially fond of dancing and it glided … Continue reading

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Moving Champaign-Urbana Beyond Coal

We have become a nation hopelessly addicted to dirty energy. Here in Urbana-Champaign at the University of Illinois we are no different. Despite recent talk of a possible wind turbine, our campus still has its own glaring link to dirty … Continue reading

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