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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 23, 2014

Senate To NFL: Change The Redskins’ Name

By Frank James

Both senators in Maryland — where the Washington Redskins play — signed on to a letter urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to get the team to change its name.

The United States Senate ratcheted up the pressure on owner Daniel Snyder on Thursday after a letter — signed by half the Senate — was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, asking him to use his authority to get the Washington Redskins to change a team name that many consider racist.






WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 22, 2014

Amendment Seeks To Preserve Health Alliance Retiree Contracts

By Jeff Bossert

An area senator wants area retirees to keep Health Alliance as their Medicare Advantage provider. Mike Frerichs’ (D-Champaign) amendment would let those on Medicare Advantage remain on Health Alliance, which was dropped last year by the state for those retiree contracts, despite being the low bidder.  

Categories: Government, Health, Politics




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