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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 27, 2014

Illinois Politicians Challenge FEMA Formula

By Amanda Vinicky

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(Duration: 5:34)

A home all but wiped away in Washington, Ill. during the November tornado.

This week, Gov. Pat Quinn gave a keynote speech at a forum in Washington, D.C. on natural disasters. The governor says Illinois has suffered a record-number of incidents in recent years, and yet the state has come up short when it's sought help from the federal government. 

Categories: Environment, Government


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 06, 2014

Snowfall Makes Mobility Nearly Impossible For Wheelchair Users

By Ryan Weber

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(Duration: 3:32)

More than 30 inches of snow have fallen on Champaign-Urbana this winter. Too often in this weather, property owners neglect shoveling city sidewalks. That can make it nearly impossible for some people to get around safely, including those who use a wheelchair or have trouble seeing well.

Categories: Disabilities, Environment

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 28, 2014

Decrying Washington Stalemate, Obama Calls For ‘Year Of Action’

By Eyder Peralta

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Obama discussed a range of topics including education, income inequality, climate change and immigration reform.

With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - January 16, 2014

Illinois AG Appeals Order On Toxic-Waste Landfill

by The Associated Press, with additional reporting from Illinois Public Media

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is appealing a decision that would put a central Illinois landfill a step closer to storing toxic waste over an aquifer that provides water for about 750,000 people.

Categories: Environment, Government, Law





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