State News
6:57 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Thurgood Marshall discusses school integration

Pictured in this 1954 handout photo is Louis Redding, center, on the steps of the Supreme Court Building, in Washington, D.C., with other NAACP attorneys who argued the school segregation case, Brown vs. Board of Education, From left are, Special Counsel Thurgood Marshall, Louis Redding and U. Simpson Tate.
Credit AP / NAACP

This month marks the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawed “separate but equal” in public schools. Thurgood Marshall, who would later be appointed to the high court, argued the case. Two years after the ruling, in 1956, Marshall visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to talk about his work to end segregation and the challenges ahead. Marshall said despite efforts by detractors of integration, black and white students were meant to go to school under one roof. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:23 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

UnityPoint Health-Methodist and Proctor move forward

UnityPoint Health-Methodist and Proctor CEO, Debbie Simon, speaks at launch of combined entity
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

UnityPoint Health-Methodist and Proctor are looking ahead after they received final approval to combine. Proctor is now part of the UnityPoint Health system as well as its physicians, various clinics, and services. That includes the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery and the Hult Center for Healthy Living.

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