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Politics
5:56 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Area trades council members protest Schilling stance

Members of the West Central Building Trades Council say former Republican Congressman Bobby Schilling is out of touch when he says he’s living from paycheck-to-paycheck. Schilling is running against 17th District Democratic incumbent Cheri Bustos.  Council president Bill Comstock says Schilling is earning $130,000 a year working for a lobbying firm:

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State News
5:34 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Protestors asked for suggestions to reduce tensions

Credit Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio

Activists who work in north St. Louis County used the fourth day of protests over the shooting of an unarmed teenager to try and channel some of the anger into productive conversations. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:18 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Protesters against federal sequester speak out

Protesters against the federal sequester hold signs outside Congressman Aaron Schock's office.
Credit Orko Manna / WCBU

About 20 people protested against the federal sequester outside Congressman Aaron Schock’s office Wednesday.

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Government
5:51 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Residents protest same-sex marriage in Springfield

Hundreds of Illinois residents crowded both inside and outside the state Capitol Wednesday, protesting same-sex marriage. They wore bright yellow buttons depicting stick figures of one man and one woman.
David Smith is the Illinois Family Institute's executive director. He says limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is not a form of discrimination.

"Marriage benefits society. It's the perfect environment to raise the next generation of children. Children do best in a mother-father home," Smith says.

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