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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 13, 2013

Mexican Consulate Stops In Urbana As Immigrants Prepare To Get Driver’s Licenses

By Sean Powers

People wait at the Urbana Civic Center on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 to get their passports through the Mexican Consulate.

Officials from the Mexican Consulate in Chicago were at the Urbana Civic Center this week connecting many undocumented immigrants with a passport and photo ID - documents they will need in order to apply for a driver's license in Illinois.

Categories: Government, Law

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 12, 2013

5 Years After Financial Crisis, Are Big Banks Still A Threat?

By Jim Zarroli


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The headquarters of Lehman Brothers in Times Square in 2008, the year the financial services firm filed for bankruptcy.

It's been five years since Lehman Brothers collapsed and touched off a banking crisis that is still being felt by the global economy. Today, the banking industry is a lot stronger than it was, but some critics say efforts to reform banking regulations have fallen short of their potential.

Categories: Business, Economics

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 12, 2013

Challenging Obama, Putin Appeals Directly To Americans On Syria

By Greg Henderson

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unusual and direct appeal to the American people Wednesday night to reject President Obama's calls for possible use of force against Syria, using an op-ed in The New York Times to counter many of the arguments Obama made 24 hours earlier in a speech to the nation.

Categories: International Affairs

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