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State News
5:32 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Polls show tight race for Illinois Governor

With the November Fourth election steadily approaching, polls continue to show a tight race between Governor Pat Quinn and Republican equity investor Bruce Rauner. 

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State News
4:20 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Illinois Governor candidates woo women voters

Feminist activist Gloria Steinem is in Chicago today to stump for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. But the Democratic incumbent isn’t the only one working hard to get women’s votes.

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State News
6:46 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Rauner distances himself from the resignation of reporter

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says his campaign didn't cause a longtime Chicago Sun-Times reporter to quit. Springfield bureau chief Dave McKinney resigned Wednesday, after he says the paper tried to push him out of his political beat.

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State News
3:43 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Early voting encountering problems

Thousands of Illinois voters have already cast their ballots for November's election. There have been a couple bumps in the road this first week of voting.

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State News
11:46 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Wild Bison Return To IL

Ferran Salat Coll/TNC

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 11:15 am

It’s been a long time since you could say there were bison roaming the prairie in Illinois. The last ones were thought to have died off here or moved to other places in the 1800s. And while bison have still been raised here on farms, there haven’t been efforts for bison conservation in the state. That is, until now.

Cody Considine is an ecologist for the The Nature Conservancy at the Nachusa Grasslands. He joined us for this interview:

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State News
6:42 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Durbin and Oberweis face off in debate

Credit electionprojection.com

Incumbent Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin squared off last night against his Republican opponent Jim Oberweis in their first televised debate.

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Government
7:34 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

An in-depth talk about I-DOT monitor issue

Illinois government has long been seen as a place where people with political connections could get a taxpayer-funded job.  

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State News
5:30 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Sun-Times reporter resigns over policital controversy

The longtime Springfield bureau chief of the Chicago Sun-Times has resigned amid controversy over interactions between the Sun Times and the Republican candidate for governor. 

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State News
3:29 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

IDOT gets court-appointed monitor

The Illinois Department of Transportation will get a court-appointed special monitor to prevent future breaches of state hiring laws.  It comes after a lawsuit, and a scathing report from Illinois' inspector general, both outlining patronage at the agency.

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State News
6:22 am
Wed October 22, 2014

A Teachable Moment: In Riverview Gardens, Training Ambassadors For Nonviolence

Bernice King speaks with students at Riverview Gardens High School about nonviolence on Sept. 18, 2014

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 10:17 am

This story is the third part of A Teachable Moment, a three-part series that profiles how issues raised by events in Ferguson are being discussed in classrooms across the St. Louis region. 

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