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State News
12:43 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Chicago's Adler Planetarium lays off 15 employees

Chicago's Adler Planetarium eliminated 15 full-time workers, including two astronomers.

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State News
12:02 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Civil rights fighter Rev. Willie Barrow dies

Longtime civil rights activist the Rev. Willie Barrow has died in Chicago.

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State News
3:33 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Bid to build Obama library in Chicago clears crucial hurdle

The plan to give the city control over two pieces of park land on Chicago's South Side so that Barack Obama can choose one as the site for his presidential library has taken a big step forward. 

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State News
2:18 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Politicians talk about Chicago mayoral race

Politicians of all stripes gathered Monday on Chicago’s northwest side to celebrate Casimir Pulaski Day.  And a lot of them had the city’s race for mayor on their mind.  

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State News
2:17 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Rauner talks about Chicago mayoral candidate

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he’s not getting involved in the run-off election for Chicago mayor.  But he says he does speak with one of the candidates almost every day. Bruce Rauner wouldn’t say if he has a horse in the run-off race between incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel - or Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia.

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State News
6:39 am
Thu February 26, 2015

AP sources: Obama nonprofit polls Chicagoans on library site

The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side.

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State News
4:56 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Chicago Mayor criticized for Rauner’s budget plan

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is being criticized for Governor Bruce Rauner’s priorities. That’s as Emanuel faces re-election next week.

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:23 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Jump and OSF partner with Chicago medical technology incubator

The Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center is mentoring entrepreneurs and innovators at a new medical incubator in Chicago.  

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State News
4:00 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Pullman clock tower to become national monument

Credit www.pullmanil.org

The historic Pullman clock tower is going to be a national monument. President Barack Obama will be in Chicago next week to make the designation official.

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State News
8:28 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Why doesn't Chicago have a blues museum?

Credit buddyguy.net

Chicago’s most famous living blues musician is being honored with a lifetime achievement award. Buddy Guy received the award last night at the Grammys. Guy and other artists say their music should be just as celebrated locally. And they wonder...if Chicago is the home of the blues, then why doesn’t it have a permanent home in Chicago? 

Back in the 1950s Buddy Guy was a young guitarist living in Louisiana. Like many others he eventually traveled north to Chicago, where the blues scene was thriving.

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