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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 29, 2014

NBA Hits Clippers Owner Sterling With Lifetime Ban, $2.5 Million Fine

By Bill Chappell


(Duration: 4:05)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling Tuesday. Silver said the league verified an audio recording of Sterling making racist remarks.

The NBA is banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, league Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday, saying that its investigation has verified Sterling made racist comments in an audio recording that was made public Friday.

Categories: Race/Ethnicity, Sports

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 29, 2014

Treasurer Candidates Spar Over Eliminating The Job They Want

By Lee Strubinger

Democratic Sen. Mike Frerichs (l) and Republican Rep. Tom Cross (r) are running against each other to be next treasurer of Illinois.

Illinois lawmakers have long debated whether to combine the offices of comptroller and treasurer. Both candidates for treasurer are competing to one-up each other over whether the office should even exist.

Categories: Government, Politics

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 29, 2014

Campus Sexual Assaults Are Targeted In New White House Report

By Bill Chappell


(Duration: 4:58)

A White House task force on sexual assault at college campuses issued new guidelines Tuesday, asking colleges to survey students about their experiences. The task force was headed by Vice President Biden's office and the White House Council on W

Noting that one in five women is sexually assaulted in college, the White House is releasing new guidelines to help victims of that violence, and to improve the way schools handle such cases.

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 28, 2014

Illinois Senate President: House Should Take Up Income Tax First

By Amanda Vinicky and Brian Mackey


(Duration: 7:28)

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, smiles as pension legislation passes while on the Senate floor at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Springfield Ill.

Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday after two weeks away. The top issue this spring remains whether to let the temporary tax increase drop at the end of the year as scheduled, or vote to keep the income tax rate at five percent. 

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

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