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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - August 27, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Pregnant Workers To Be Protected Under New State Law

By Hannah Meisel

Governor Pat Quinn signs measure protecting pregnant women from losing their jobs.

Despite current employment protections, pregnant women in the workplace are still sometimes forced out of jobs in Illinois. The governor Tuesday signed legislation aimed at ending that practice.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 27, 2014

American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

by Dana Farrington

Douglas McAuthur McCain, in a March 2008 photo by the Hennepin County, MN Sheriff's Office.

A U.S. citizen reportedly fighting alongside a terrorist group in Syria has died.  The National Security Council has not said whether or not Douglas McAuthur McCain was fighting for the group that calls itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL.)



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - August 26, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

How Politics Steered The Uber Bill

By Amanda Vinicky

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Downstate residents may be wondering what all the fuss is about over Governor Pat Quinn's veto Monday of rideshare legislation.  But it could help the technology come to a city near you.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 23, 2014

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

By Scott Neuman and Steve Mullis,with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Police arrest a man on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Mo.

President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Against Term Limits Referendum

By The Associated Press

The Illinois Supreme Court is refusing to take up an appeal of a lower court's ruling that prohibits a vote on term limits from appearing on the November ballot.  

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