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Ex-1970’s Radical Buys George Will’s Champaign Home

WGIL Newsroom . State News 188

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A house that conservative political commentator George Will sold to the University of Illinois has been bought by former 1970s radical James Kilgore and his wife.

The University of Illinois Foundation sold the home to Kilgore in April for $119,500.

Will is from nearby Champaign. He sold the home to the foundation for $10 so it could sell it and raise money. Will’s father owned the home.

Will told The News-Gazette he isn’t bothered that Kilgore bought it.

Kilgore could not be reached for comment.

Kilgore served six years in prison for his role in a bank robbery that left a California housewife dead while he was a member of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army.

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