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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 26, 2013

Indianapolis Speedway Needs Boost, But With Taxpayer Funds?

By Sam Klemet


(Duration: 3:30)

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has approved $100 million in bonds to repair the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sunday is the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, which draws hundreds of thousands of fans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While it's an economic boon for the area, the 104-year-old track needs renovations — and just how it's getting the money is rubbing some Hoosiers the wrong way.

Categories: Government, Sports

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 24, 2013

Waiting Hardest Part for Those Watching Illinois’ Same-Sex Marriage Vote

By Tony Arnold

For months, members of the Illinois State House have been waiting to call same-sex marriage for a vote. Sponsors say they don’t quite have the votes needed to pass the bill yet. But all that waiting has consequences.

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