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Headlines from Champaign and beyond, five days a week. Hosted, written, and produced by WPGU correspondents.

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Headlines from Champaign and beyond, five days a week. Hosted, written, and produced by WPGU correspondents.

    May 9, 2024

    May 9, 2024

    Pro-Palestine groups call Champaign to divest, Rocky Mountain fever spotted in Champaign, U of I students donate unwanted dorm items, transfer class brings size to men's basketball.
    Hosted by Emily Huffman
    Stories by Stephanie Orellana, Adelyn Mui, Joy Quezada, and Nick Roacho.
    Music by Boxout.

    • 2 min
    May 7, 2024

    May 7, 2024

    Urbana summer camp gives young men purpose, truck with Israeli hostage screen displays stops at UIUC, net installed in Spalding Park, state representatives visit campus encampment.
    Hosted by Adelyn Mui.
    Stories by Shane Werner, Adelyn Mui, Joy Quezada and Alice Mei.
    Music by Boxout.

    • 2 min
    May 6, 2024

    May 6, 2024

    UIUC will not cancel its commencement ceremony, an Illinois election bill was passed under unusual circumstances, a Forbes study highlights benefits of the public school model, a new bill implements relaxation activities in schools, and millions of birds are arriving in Illinois.
    Stories by Adelyn Mui, Stephanie Orellana, Joaquim O'Malley-Macias, Shane Werner, and Peter Derrah
    Hosted by Peter Derrah
    Music by Boxout

    • 4 min
    May 3, 2024

    May 3, 2024

    University faculty groups have organized a protest outside of the Illini Union.
    Richard “Dick” Cogdal, the oldest alumni of the University of Illinois Marching Illini has passed away at the age of 107.
    In 1977, President Carter signed the Community Reinvestment Act, known as the CRA, to tackle racial discrimination in mortgages. 
    The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign encampment proceeds for its fifth day on the main quad.
    Hosted by Layli Nazarova
    Stories by Peter Derrah, Nicolas Roacho, Emily Huffman, Suzette Murillo
    Music by Boxout

    • 3 min
    May 2, 2024

    May 2, 2024

    More on U of I Jewish response to protests, Champaign school board cancels meeting, Looney Tunes sail Kaufman Lake, U of I experts share how to help orphan animals, and cicada broods emerging simultaneously.
    Hosted by Emily Huffman.
    Stories by Stephanie Orellana, Adelyn Mui, Joy Quezada, Nick Roacho, and Shane Werner. 
    Music by Boxout.

    • 3 min
    May 1, 2024

    May 1, 2024

    The U of I encampment continues. Jewish students gather at the Alma Matter. Gas Prices trend downward in Champaign. Marathon participant saved during cardiac arrest. Illinois proposes a bill to eliminate "junk fees".
    Stories by: Joaquim O'Malley-Macias, Peter Derrah, Emily Huffman, Layli Nazarova
    Hosted by: Joaquim O'Malley-Macias
    Music by: Boxout

    • 3 min

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