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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 13, 2014

Oberweis Says Ground Troops Needed To Combat Isis

By Jim Meadows

State Senator and dairy owner Jim Oberweis, Republican candidate for U-S Senate in Illinois.

Republican Senate candidate Jim Oberweis says ground troops may be needed in Iraq to defeat the group calling itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. But he says sending U-S troops back to Iraq is not an idea that Americans will support right now.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 10, 2014

Familiar Jabs, Talking Points In First Quinn/Rauner Debate

By Brian Mackey

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(Duration: 3:48)

Gov. Pat Quinn and GOP candidate Bruce Rauner debate in Peoria October 9th.

The two leading candidates for Illinois governor met Thursday night in Peoria for the first debate of the election season. Both men stuck closely to the ideas they’ve been honing for months on the campaign trail.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 04, 2014

Farmers Make Money and Paper from Crop Waste

by: Tiffany Jolley

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(Duration: 2:16)

two people making paper

A report from the US Department of Agriculture several years ago found that farmers can do more with the stems, leaves and other materials leftover after harvest than plow it back into the soil. One option is to sell it to make paper products.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Durbin On Progress Against ISIS, Corporate Taxes

By Hannah Meisel

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin campaigns in Champaign on Wednesday.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. only has so much power over the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. American airstrikes expanded to Syria this week after six weeks of bombings over Iraq, where ISIS has strongholds. 


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

Ferguson’s Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

By Joseph Shapiro

A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council.

Ferguson, Missouri's City Council met for the first time since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members have proposed addressing one source of tension -- and cut back on the heavy collection of court fines and fees that hurt low-income people the most.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2014

IL Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Cross For Treasurer

By Jeff Bossert, with Additional Reporting By The Associated Press

State Rep. Tom Cross in Champaign Thursday

The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce has endorsed a candidate for state treasurer for the first time, backing State Rep. and former House Republican leader Tom Cross of Oswego.




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