Bishop Peter Beckwith says his church is an apostate church for allowing the consecration of Gene Robinson, an openly gay man, as a bishop. Beckwith voted against Robinson's consecration at last summer's General Convention of the Episcopal Church USA. Now, he's one of 13 bishops who are launching a new group that hopes to reverse the church's direction on homosexuality. Beckwith talked with AM 580's Jim Meadows.
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A federal grand jury has indicted Ryan on corruption charges. The jury accuses Ryan of racketeering conspiracy, mail fraud, tax fraud, and lying to federal investigators. Illinois Public Radio's Carlos Hernandez Gomez has the details.
In a Main Street storefront that once housed a ballet studio, University of Illinois students have opened a workshop for ideas. Design students and faculty will make the new Civitas design center into a hub for their work on restoring and enhancing downtown areas and improving what they call "urbanism." Graduate student Genevieve Borich (left) showed AM 580's Tom Rogers through the site.
The December 9 death of former Senator Paul Simon came as a shock to former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. Edgar and Simon became good friends at the height of their respective political careers, despite belonging to different political parties. Edgar talked about Simon with AM 580's Jim Meadows.