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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 26, 2013

Obama To Sign Measure To End Airport Furloughs and Tower Closings

By Jim Meadows & The Associated Press

The White House says President Obama will sign a measure approved by Congress Friday that would end the furloughs of air traffic controllers. And the bill could potentially prevent the closing of air traffic control towers using contract workers --- including airports in Central Illinois.

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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 25, 2013

Mississippi River’s Many ‘Parents’ Look To Unify

By David Schaper

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Mississippi River flood waters in Vicksburg, Miss., in 2011.

Life on the Mississippi River is a roller coaster of highs and lows: record high floodwaters one year, a drought and near-record low water levels the next. And those are just two of the many problems faced by river stakeholders like barge operators, farmers and conservation groups.

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