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7:02 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Chicago’s only female mayor dies

Chicago’s only female mayor has died at the age of 80.

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State News
4:21 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Last U of I Trustee meeting for Governor Quinn

Governor Pat Quinn stopped by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees meeting in Chicago Thursday morning, his last as an ex-officio member. 

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State News
3:46 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

U of I Board to consider engineering-medical school in March

The University of Illinois will consider two competing proposals for medical schools in the Spring. The Board of trustees agreed at their meeting in Chicago today that they'll look at plans for a proposed engineering-based medical school for the Urbana campus in March. 

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State News
5:25 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Chicago Mayor wants support from Rauner

It’s no secret that Emanuel and Rauner have a long standing friendship even though they stand on opposite sides of the aisle politically. Take the state income tax debate.  Rauner campaigned on rolling it back, but Emanuel says he supports Governor Pat Quinn’s idea to keep it at 5 percent.

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State News
5:32 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Quinn rallys in Chicago before election

The top candidates for Illinois governor are running around the state today ahead of tomorrow’s election.   Governor Pat Quinn held a rally on the South Side of Chicago.

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State News
7:17 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Ex-felon informs formerly incarcerated of right to vote

Marlon Chamberlain talks to a group from the Chicagoland Prison Outreach about the importance of voting.
Credit Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ/Illinois Public Radio

The midterm election is just over a week away and community groups are working overtime to get people voting. Among those is a group once considered ineligible to vote.

Marlon Chamberlin sits in a small booth at a McDonald’s on Chicago’s west side. It’s his makeshift office. Here, he meets those recently incarcerated. He’s with FORCE, Fighting to Overcome Records and Create Equality. Chamberlin’s job is to basically pay it forward. He talks to them about everything from job searching to leadership training. Part of his work includes talking about his past. Specifically what happened in September of 2002

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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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Politics
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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