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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 13, 2014

Oberweis Says Ground Troops Needed To Combat Isis

By Jim Meadows

State Senator and dairy owner Jim Oberweis, Republican candidate for U-S Senate in Illinois.

Republican Senate candidate Jim Oberweis says ground troops may be needed in Iraq to defeat the group calling itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. But he says sending U-S troops back to Iraq is not an idea that Americans will support right now.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

President Sending More Troops To Combat Islamic State

By The Associated Press

President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 14, 2014

President Comments On Events in Ferguson, Iraq

By The Associated Press

President Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyard

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 06, 2014

Former Olympians Blair, Savoie Weigh In On Sochi Winter Games

by Jeff Bossert and Scott Cameron, with additional reporting from the Associated Press

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Matt Savoie practices at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship Colorado Springs in 2006.

Illinois Public Media spoke with Champaign native and Olympic speed skater Bonnie Blair, who's representing the U.S. in Russia, as well as Peoria native and former figure skater Matt Savoie.


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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