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Danville Municipal Band Marks 75th Anniversary With A Concert

The Danville Municipal Band, which consolidated several community bands in 1940, will perform a free anniversary concert on Sunday, August 2nd at 7 PM, at St. James United Methodist Church, 504 North Vermilion Street in Danville.

part of the cover of Brush Back, the latest V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky
Penguin Random House
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Paretsky On Her Best-Selling Chicago PI And Diversity In Mystery Writing

Sara Paretsky knows mystery writing. She's the author of the long-running, New York Times-bestselling V.I. Warshawski series. As the latest book hits shelves, she talked with us about Chicago's influence on her life and work and how the mystery genre has changed over the past 30 years. 

Illinois head coach Tim Beckman lines up with his players before the Heart of Dallas Bowl NCAA college football game against Louisiana Tech Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in Dallas.
(AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Tribune Report: UI Alumni Critical, Current Players Defend Football Coach

In the wake of allegations from a former U of I player, two Chicago Tribune reporters reached out to every other one during coach Tim Beckman's era at the school.  Of the 50 who responded, many alumni were critical, and current players came to Beckman's defense.

An Amtrak commuter train moves through a crossing gate while traveling to Chicago Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Springfield.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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Downstate Leaders: No Amtrak Cuts

A group of downstate political leaders is urging Governor Bruce Rauner to backtrack on proposed cuts to Amtrak.

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State Fairs Still On Despite Lack Of Budget

The state fair in Springfield and the Du Quoin State Fair are scheduled to begin in August. But if there is no state budget in place, it's unclear how entertainment and vendors would be paid.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks with Employees of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Springfield. Rauner said a partial state government shutdown is worth the pain if it brings fundamental change to business and po
(Brian Mackey/WUIS)
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AFSCME’s Contract Gets Two-Month Extension

Illinois’ largest state-worker union has agreed not to go on strike for at least another two months.

Champaign Police squad car
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Champaign Police Announce Arrest In Terron Jackson Murder

21-year-old Brandon L. Collier of Champaign has been arrested in connection with the July 13th shooting death of Terron Jackson.

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
(Photo: Brian Mackey/WUIS)
News Local/State

House Votes To Block Legislator Pay Raise

Amid Illinois' ongoing budget battle, there was a rare moment of bipartisanship Tuesday. Members of the Illinois House have voted to block a pay raise for themselves.

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Two people sitting on floor with many sheets of paper WILL News wins PRNDI Award for “Unmet Needs” Radio Doc

The 2014 radio documentary, produced by former WILL staff and hosted by Scott Cameron, won second place in the Long Form Documentary category among medium-sized stations.


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He carried on the farm broadcasting tradition, while innovating on the Internet.


Brian Moline named WILL ‘Morning Edition’ host

Longtime WDWS sports and talk host will join WILL Radio staff on June 1.


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