State News

State News
3:01 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Democratic Congressional candidate talks environmental concerns

Ann Callis Democratic party candidate for Congress 13th district
Credit WGLT

United Nations leaders will soon talk about measures that can be taken to limit climate change. But, the Democratic party candidate for Congress in the 13th district is keeping her comments general about what kind of programs she would support. Ann Callis spoke to reporters after a Bloomington campaign stop.

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State News
2:47 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Chicago Mayor wants penalties for drug possession reduced

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called on state lawmakers to reduce penalties for drug possession. 

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State News
7:12 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Uof I Salaita discussion continues

  Supporters of a would-be University of Illinois professor say they're not going to stop protesting a week and a half after the Board of Trustees voted to not hire Steven Salaita. A few dozen of the professor's allies on campus showed up to rally and speak at an Academic Senate meeting Monday.

Fourteen academic departments – all within the humanities – at the U of I's Urbana campus have reaffirmed their votes of no confidence in the campus' chancellor, Phyllis Wise, after she took back Salaita's faculty appointment in August.

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Politics
10:09 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

A push to change legislative district drawing in IL

Advocates seeking to change how Illinois draws its legislative districts are following through on a promise to keep trying, even after getting knocked off of this year's ballot.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more.

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State News
5:06 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Peoria ADM fire quickly under control

Credit Peoria Public Radio

  A fire at the ADM Plant in Peoria was brought under control fairly quickly Monday afternoon.

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State News
4:14 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Entertainer sings praises of congressional candidate

Congressional Candidate Ann Callis
Credit WGLT

A singer from the group Sha Na Na has turned into an advocate for issues of concern to Seniors. Jon Bauman, known as "Bowzer" in the group that sang music of the 50s and early 60s stumped for the Democratic Candidate for Congress in the 13th District during a stop in Bloomington.

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State News
3:50 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Quinn and Rauner neck and neck in polls

Illinois' race for governor is shaping up as one of the most competitive in the nation. And it's impossible to tell who's winning. 

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State News
9:22 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Colleges Earn Emergency Preparedness Status

  It's a new college recruitment tool: a logo that certifies a school as "Campus Ready" for an emergency; be it a natural disaster, or a violent situation, like a shooting.

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State News
8:57 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Latest Poll Numbers on Gov's Race

  A new poll shows Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is gaining ground

on his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.  

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State News
10:34 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Top earners see average income increase in Il

Despite economic indicators that show the country recovering from the recession, few workers are earning more money. But not everyone is struggling. IPR's Jamey Dunn reports:

Since 2008,the average income for the top five percent of earners in the state swelled by more than $20,000. Overall income grew in most of Illinois' neighboring states. In the three where it did not-Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan- the top earners still saw increases.

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