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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 31, 2012

Gov. Quinn’s Half-Measures on Prison Openness

By Robert Wildeboer

After months and months of requests from media outlets, Illinois Gov. Quinn is finally allowing reporters into prisons. It is a step in the right direction, but it took the threat of a federal lawsuit. Still, Quinn’s administration continues to throw up roadblocks to meaningful transparency.




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Congressional Candidates Weigh in on Education Reform

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 3:26)

The candidates running in Illinois’ 13th Congressional district have their own thoughts about the federal government’s role in funding education and making it more effective.

Categories: Education, Politics



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 30, 2012

State Panel Approves Closure of Developmental Center

By Amanda Vinicky, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

A state board has voted to allow the closure of a central Illinois institution for the developmentally disabled.


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