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Is Racism America’s Original Sin?

Sojourners founder and evangelical preacher Jim Wallis talks about his new book, America's Original Sin | Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America

A Sept. 30, 2015 file photo of the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. In the background is the dome of the state Capitol.
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Illinois State Museum Reaches Deal To Reopen

The Illinois State Museum has a deal to re-open, just days after Governor Bruce Rauner suggested that it start charging admission and look for private support. The Department of Natural Resources says lawmakers must grant the authority to charge entry fees so the museum can reopen within weeks instead of months.

Illini player D.J. Williams shields the ball from Iowa defender Nicholas Baer.
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Illinois Falls To #5 Iowa 77-65

Peter Jok scored 23 points, and Jarrod Uthoff added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois 77-65 on Sunday. Jalen Coleman-Lands led Illinois with 17 points, going 5 of 11 from 3-point range.

Legal Issues In the News

Game Show Law for $1000, Alex!

This week's Legal Issues in the News: Sean Anderson of the University of Illinois College of Law talks about his experience on the game show "Jeopardy", and takes a look at game show law.

The offices of Rape, Advocacy, Counseling and Education Services in Urbana, which has been reduced operating four days a week due to the lack of a state budget.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
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Illinois Social Service Agencies Scrape By, Wait For Answers

Some Illinois social service groups say within a few months, they'll be forced to either close their doors or borrow money if the governor and legislators can't agree on a budget.  Directors of agencies like the Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center and Circle of Friends Adult Day Care say they're worried for both their employees and they people they serve.

Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, in the 1850 Norton Building in Lockport, Illinois.
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Rauner Says Illinois State Museum Can Re-open If Doesn’t Use State Money

Gov. Bruce Rauner used his amendatory veto power to block a bill to reopen the Illinois State Museum, stating that he would support reopening the museum with private funding only.

Kevin Jackson
Courtecy of the Beckman Institute
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From The Field To The Lab, Researcher Tackles Athletic Brain Injuries

With the Super Bowl on Sunday, all eyes are on football. The sport also happens to be Kevin Jackson’s area of scientific expertise. He came to the University of Illinois to play football while pursuing a career in science, and now he’s developing a cooling helmet that may help with athletes’ head injuries. Through his research with the University’s Beckman Institute and the Athletics Department, Jackson wants to reduce the side effects of concussions and other brain injuries for athletes.

This Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 photo shows the headstone marking the final resting place of Cory Lovelace at Woodland Cemetery in Quincy, Ill.
Jim Suhr/Associated Press
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Hung Jury Declared In Trial Of Former Illinois Football Star

The murder trial of Curtis Lovelace, accused of suffocating his first wife, Cory, has resulted in a hung jury.  The retrial for the former Adams County assistant state's attorney has been set for May 31.

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