State News
6:42 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Durbin and Oberweis face off in debate


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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2:13 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Quinn, Rauner square-off in second debate

Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner continue to battle over what’s best for Illinois’ future.  The top candidates have faced off in two televised debates. 
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State News
6:35 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Chicagoans take advantage of incentives to invest in solar energy

The City of Chicago and the State of Illinois are offering big incentives for people to invest in solar energy. Even with the financial help, installing solar panels isn’t cheap.  But some people who live on Chicago’s Southeast Side say the area’s industrial pollution offers its own incentive to go green. 

Not long ago in a small storefront on Baltimore Avenue near the Indiana border a handful of folks were getting schooled on solar energy.   It was part education -- part sales pitch. 

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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 Tuesday called on state lawmakers to reduce penalties for drug possession. 

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4:46 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Quinn faces new subpoenas in mismanaged Chicago program

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is dealing with a second round of federal subpoenas tied to the mismanaged Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.  IPR's Patrick Smith has more. 

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1:44 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Bustos touts new state manufacturing lab during Peoria stop

U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says the region could benefit from a new Digital Manufacturing lab next year. She says the $320 million lab will help small and large businesses reduce the cost of developing and launching new products:

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State News
2:00 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Legislation would put limitations on Uber in Illinois

A technology company that has changed the way many people get around Chicago is speaking out against proposed regulations. 

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State News
6:00 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Representative Ford pleads guilty of misdemeanor

Federal prosecutors in Chicago have dropped almost all charges against a sitting Illinois politician. State Representative LaShawn Ford pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of lying on his taxes.  

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State News
3:55 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Rauner offers donation to credit union

Illinois Democrats are questioning the motivation of the Republican candidate for governor.  Bruce Rauner is offering a million dollars to support a money lender on Chicago’s South Side.  

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State News
5:02 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Chicago drivers get a chance to appeal red light ticket

Chicago drivers who may have wrongly received automated tickets from the city’s red light cameras may be eligible for a refund.  IPR’s Alex Keefe has details.

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