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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 27, 2014

Illinois Politicians Challenge FEMA Formula

By Amanda Vinicky

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(Duration: 5:34)

A home all but wiped away in Washington, Ill. during the November tornado.

This week, Gov. Pat Quinn gave a keynote speech at a forum in Washington, D.C. on natural disasters. The governor says Illinois has suffered a record-number of incidents in recent years, and yet the state has come up short when it's sought help from the federal government. 

Categories: Environment, Government




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 26, 2014

Talking History: Black Senators Celebrate Their Legacy

By Brakkton Booker

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(Duration: 51:54)

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action in Oct. 2013.

Five current and former black senators appeared together Tuesday at an unprecedented event celebrating the legacy and contributions of the nine African-Americans to serve in the U.S. Senate.



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 25, 2014

U of I, Wash U Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Create Pacemaker

By Véronique LaCapra

This photo shows the new cardiac device ― a thin, elastic membrane ― fitted over a rabbit's heart. The membrane is imprinted with a network of electrodes that can monitor cardiac function and deliver an electrical impulse to correct an erratic h

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.





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