University Of Illinois Adds Native American Issues Adviser

URBANA — A new administrator at the University of Illinois flagship campus will advise school leadership on Native American issues. The News-Gazette reports that Jacki Thompson Rand was appointed as the school’s associate vice chancellor for Native affairs last week. Rand, a professor of history, is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw nation of Oklahoma. […]

News Around Illinois – December 26, 2019

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Illinois Boy Charged In Fatal Fire To Be Evaluated By Expert EUREKA — A 9-year-old boy charged in a central Illinois fire that killed five people will be evaluated by a child trauma expert to determine if he’s fit to stand trial. The Chicago Tribune reports that the boy’s attorney, Peter Dluski, said in a […]