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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 18, 2014

Bill to Ban Micro Beads Moving Along in Springfield

By Jim Meadows

Illinois could become the first state to ban plastic micro beads from body cleansers and toothpastes, but that ban would take effect later than proposals elsewhere.








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

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