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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 30, 2013

UI Credit Union: Schnuck’s Breach Hit Nearly 5,600 Cards

By Jeff Bossert

An administrator with U of I Employees Credit Union says nearly 5,600 of its credit and debit cards were affected by the cyber-attack that hit area Schnuck’s locations.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 13, 2013

Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

By Don Gonyea

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United Farm Workers - immigration rally

A new immigration bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week. One big hurdle toward that was cleared this week when the United Farm Workers reached a deal with growers that would address wages and caps the number of visas allowed for new workers.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 12, 2013

Shimkus, Davis, Weigh in on Obama Budget Plan

By Jeff Bossert

A downstate Illinois Congressman says President Barack Obama is taking a ‘realistic’ approach in his fiscal budget.  But a fellow Republican calls cuts to Medicare and Social Security 'irresponsible.'


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 11, 2013

Venezuela’s Next Leader Faces Tough Choice On Oil Program

By Tom Gjelten

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Venezuela Acting President Nicolas Maduro

As Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez thought in grandiose terms, and his country's vast oil riches enabled him to act on his vision. But Chavez died before he had to deal with the flaws in his model, and some hard choices await his successor.

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AP - Illinois Public Media News - April 07, 2013

U.S. Diplomat Killed in Afghanistan Wanted to Help

By The Associated Press, with addtional reporting from Illinois Public Media

A 25-year-old U.S. diplomat from River Forest, Illinois killed in southern Afghanistan is being remembered as an up-and-coming public servant who loved working directly with Afghan residents.




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