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December 26, 2013

President Obama Signs Budget, Defense Bills

President Obama on Thursday signed the bipartisan budget bill agreed upon earlier this month, setting the stage for an easing of mandatory spending cuts over the next two years.


Christina Gann speaks at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Gifford on Dec. 26, 2013 during a meeting about tornado relief efforts.
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December 26, 2013

Meeting In Gifford On Additional Support Following Tornado

There is still a long way to go in the rebuilding and repair efforts in the Champaign County town of Gifford, which was hit by a powerful tornado last month. On Thursday night, more than a hundred people showed up to a forum in Gifford to learn about additional support.


December 26, 2013

Disney Animated from Urbana’s Touch Press Named Apple iPad App of 2013

Apple recently released its list of top apps for 2013. The award for best iPad app went to “Disney Animated” from Disney Interactive, Walt Disney Animation Studios…and the Urbana company Touch Press. Theodore Gray is the co-founder and CCO of the company. IPM's Jason Croft talked with him recently and asked him first to describe the app.


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December 24, 2013

U of I Researcher Nets Presidential Award

The White House has awarded a University of Illinois researcher the highest government honor given to scientists and engineers in their early careers. 


December 23, 2013

White House Grants Extra Day For Obamacare Sign-Up

A midnight deadline to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act that starts Jan. 1 has been extended by a day in what the White House describes as an effort to accommodate people in different time zones.


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