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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 12, 2014

IL Treasurer Candidate Accuses Frerichs Of Patronage, Financial Mismanagement

By Jeff Bossert

Backers of Rep. Tom Cross hold press conference in Champaign.

State Rep. Tom Cross’ campaign team accuses his Democratic opponent for state treasurer of political patronage, and costing taxpayers millions while he was Champaign County Auditor.

Categories: Economics, Politics




AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 07, 2014

NCAA Board Hands Big Ten, Other Power Conferences, More Autonomy

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

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(Duration: 6:03)

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany

The NCAA board of directors has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping package plan that will give the five biggest conferences the ability to create their some of their own rules. 

Categories: Economics, Education, Sports

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 07, 2014

NCAA Votes To Boost Student-Athletes’ Benefits, Big Schools’ Power

By Tom Goldman, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Capitol Hill

Major college sports programs have taken what could be a major step toward sharing their wealth with the student-athletes whose performances help line their coffers.  Thursday's vote impacts the Power 5 conferences, including the Big Ten.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 06, 2014

Durbin, Quinn Pleased By Reports Walgreen Will Stay In US

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

Walgreens store in Boston

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he is pleased by Walgreen Co.'s apparent decision to keep its headquarters in Illinois. But the Democrat said pressure should be put on other businesses considering a move overseas to lower their tax burdens.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 05, 2014

Davis Defends GOP Immigration Bill, Obama Lawsuit Measure

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 3:31)

Congressman Rodney Davis

Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is defending the immigration bill his party passed in the House last week.  The measure kept the chamber in session for an extra day, as Congress started its 5-week recess.


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