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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

Gymnasiums to House Some Illinois Prisoners

By Amanda Vinicky and Robert Wildeboer

The Illinois department of corrections has told the union for prison workers that they plan to start housing men in the gymnasiums at six already overcrowded prisons.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

NIU Marks 5th Anniversary of Deadly Shootings

By Guy Stephens, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

A large crowd was on hand at Northern Illinois University on Thursday afternoon for the fifth anniversary of the campus shooting. Five students were killed when a lone gunman opened fire inside Cole Hall.

Categories: Criminal Justice




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

How The American-US Airways Merger Might Affect You

By Marilyn Geewax

US Airways jet takes off as an American Airlines jet is prepped for takeoff

American Airlines and US Airways on Thursday announced they plan to merge to create the country's largest airline, with a route network stretching from coast to coast, and covering large swaths of Latin America, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and Africa.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

Former Dixon Comptroller Gets Nearly 20-Year Prison Sentence

By Susan Stephens

Rita Crundwell

Disgraced former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell was sentenced today to serve 235 months -- 19 years and 7 months -- in prison on one federal count of wire fraud resulting from her embezzlement of nearly $54 million in public funds from the City of Dixon.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

Sen. Kirk Talks Guns, Health - and the Presidential Fist Bump

By Alex Keefe

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(Duration: 5:29)

Mark Kirk returns to Capitol.

A day after President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to bring new gun control legislation up for a vote in Congress, Illinois U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he’s cautiously optimistic about gun control measures he’s pushing in the Senate.

Categories: Government, Politics


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