integration

Thurgood Marshall discusses school integration

May 20, 2014
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. 

UnityPoint Health-Methodist and Proctor move forward

Nov 7, 2013
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.