Veteran and businessman co-founded community's first black-owned and operated radio station. CHAMPAIGN — At the time, there wasn't another radio station like it anywhere east of the Mississippi — African-American-owned and operated, giving a voice to the local black community. WBCP 1580-AM, aka "the soul of the twin cities," was launched in 1989 and named after the initials of its three founders — J.W.

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  • U.S. vaping illness count tops 500, but cause still unknown
    NEW YORK – U.S. health officials say 530 people have now been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 38 states and one U.S. More
  • Trump's communications with foreign leader are part of a whistleblower complaint that spurred standoff
    WASHINGTON - The whistleblower complaint that has triggered a tense showdown between the U.S. intelligence community and Congress involves President Donald Trump's communications with a foreign leader, according to two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter. Trump's interaction with the foreign leader included a "promise" that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the U.S. More
  • Arrest warrant issued for non-fatal stabbing in Marengo last month
    An arrest warrant has been obtained for a suspect involved in a non-fatal stabbing in Marengo last month, according to a news release from the Marengo Police Department. On Aug. 12, officers arrived in the area of Prospect Street and E. More
  • Mystery Diner: Algonquin's Cucina Bella show why it's one of county's best
    Road construction can be an obstacle for businesses. But early Thursday evening, we found that a little construction was no deterrent for Cucina Bella in downtown Algonquin, and well worth the very minor annoyance for some delicious food. You drive past downtown on the Route 31 Algonquin bypass, hook a left at the light back into downtown and a few blocks later you’re there. More
  • Investigators search abortion doctor Klopfer's Fort Wayne clinic building
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Investigators with the Indiana Attorney General’s Office and local police on Thursday began searching the Allen County building where Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer operated an abortion clinic until 2013. Klopfer died Sept. 3, and last week his family discovered more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains stored in cardboard boxes in the garage at his home in Will County. More
  • Mama's Place: Precious memories
    Although Gete and Beulah's scraped yard fascinated me and the flowers fed my soul, I relished time inside with my family ... had gone into the world to seek their fortunes. Gete and twin sister Jennie ...
    07/5/2019 - 1:01 am | View Link
  • A Life Remembered | 'The soul of the twin cities'
    Clear skies. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.. Clear skies. Low 66F. Winds light and variable. Updated: September 15, 2019 @ 11:36 pm Reporter CHAMPAIGN — At the time, there wasn't another radio ...
    06/17/2019 - 1:08 am | View Link
  • Rwanda’s genocide at 25: ‘Each soul decides to serve life or death’
    (RNS) — I have heard that in the United States people remember exactly what they were doing when planes hit the Twin Towers in New York ... they must be recognized and remembered — not swept under the ...
    04/29/2019 - 6:14 am | View Link
  • Nat King Cole at 100: His Music, Life and Legacy Remembered
    Today, Cole's twin daughters, Timolin and Casey Cole ... "We are so proud that he touched the soul with his voice and was a quiet leader in the arts. He always said, 'I may be able to bring harmony ...
    03/17/2019 - 12:13 am | View Link
  • I Got Past Life Regression Hypnosis & Visited Past Lives I Never Knew Existed
    By this point, my breaths were perfectly aligned, sweeping spiritual debris from different parts of my soul, washing what's no longer needed ... and heels. There were two twin wire bed frames, and in ...
    12/4/2018 - 1:28 am | View Link
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