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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 26, 2014

Former Fed Bank Examiner Says Secret Tapes Show Fed Leniency

by NPR Staff

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Federal Reserve is among the most powerful institutions in the nation and also among the more private. But new audio tapes secretly recorded by a former employee (profiled on This American Life) provide a rare look into meetings involving officials from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Durbin, Callis, Ammons Campaign On Non-Binding Minimum Wage Referendum

By Hannah Meisel

Democratic state representative candidate Carol Ammons stands with University of Illinois senior Robert Emmons on Wednesday, campaigning for raising the minimum wage in Illinois.

When Illinois voters weigh in on raising the state's minimum wage in November, the result — no matter the outcome — won't affect Illinois law, at least not directly.  It’s non-binding, but that's not stopping Democratic politicians from campaigning on the referendum.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

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. 


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Chicago Mayor Wants Illinois To Reform Drug Laws

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense.

Categories: Economics, Government, Law





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