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5:13 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Burge expresses disbelief over torture victims compensation

Disgraced Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge is expressing disbelief the city has established a fund to compensate alleged victims of torture at his hands.

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4:29 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Biden to discuss assault prevention at U of Illinois

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech at the University of Illinois next week on the prevention of sexual assault.

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State News
4:20 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Quincy teacher seeks Democratic nomination for Congressional seat

A high school history teacher is seeking the Democratic nomination for an Illinois Congressional seat in a district with a history of electing Republicans. 

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State News
3:46 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Chicago Cardinal Francis George dies at age 78

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78.

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State News
3:13 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Madigan forms budget oversight panel

Illinois' budget, and Governor Bruce Rauner's influence on it, will be examined by a special legislative committee. The House Speaker announced its formation today.

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State News
11:44 am
Fri April 17, 2015

SIU officials approve 5 percent tuition increase

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved a 5% tuition hike for incoming undergraduate students next year.

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State News
11:11 am
Fri April 17, 2015

'Close-call' reporting adopted by Metra, US officials

Metra employees will now be able to anonymously report operating-rule violations or errors to that have an impact on safety. 

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State News
10:46 am
Fri April 17, 2015

NIU offers honors course on 'Game of Thrones'

Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."

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State News
7:39 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Joliet Catholic Diocese settles

Credit illinoissevabuseattorney.com

Lawyers for 14 men who claimed they were sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests say the Diocese of Joliet has agreed to pay $4.1 million to settle the claims. The diocese says the cases were settled last year, although plaintiffs' attorneys announced the settlement Wednesday.

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State News
6:47 am
Fri April 17, 2015

The politics of negotiating a budget

And now we continue our look at Bruce Rauner’s first 100 days in office as Illinois governor.  We wanted to better understand the politicians’ playbook when it comes to negotiations.  It comes as leaders in the Statehouse are starting to turn their attention on spending more than 30 billion dollars next year.  IPR’s Tony Arnold takes this look at the politics of negotiating a budget.


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