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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 15, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Quinn, Rauner Square Off in Second Debate

by Lauren Chooljian

Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner greet before a debate in Chicago Tuesday.

Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner continue to battle over what's best for Illinois’ future.   The top candidates debated for the second time Tuesday night in Chicago.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 15, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Former President Carter Brings Human Rights Mission to Illinois

By Rachel Otwell

Former president Jimmy Carter made a stop in Jacksonville Tuesday and spoke to over 2,000 people about his quest for peace and human rights. He spoke in a crowded gymnasium at Illinois College.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 14, 2014

13th District Candidates: On The Issues

WILL Staff

Congressman Rodney Davis (R) and Judge Ann Callis (D) are fighting to represent Illinois' 13th District in the U.S. House. Illinois Public Media spoke with both candidates for an in-depth look at where they land on issues, and how they'd legislate.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 14, 2014

Politicians On Parade

By Amanda Vinicky

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Children had the day off from school Monday in honor of Columbus Day. Despite the rain, both Governor Pat Quinn and his GOP rival Bruce Rauner celebrated by walking down State St., for Chicago's Columbus Day parade.

Categories: Government, Politics

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.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 10, 2014

Troubled Anti-Violence Program Used As Political Fuel During Debate

By Hannah Meisel

Governor Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner gather themselves before their debate in Peoria Thursday night.

Four hours before Governor Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner debated in Peoria, a two-day long hearing on Governor Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program wrapped up in Chicago. The governor brushed off results of the hearing as nothing more than "political."

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 10, 2014

Champaign Chooses New Fire Chief

by Jeff Bossert

The search process lasted more than a year, but Champaign has its new fire chief.  The city has announced Gary Ludwig will take over as chief on November 17th. 

He’s the former deputy fire chief in Memphis, Tennessee, and currently managing director for the Ludwig Group, which does consulting in firefighting and EMS services.

Former Champaign Fire Chief Doug Forsman retired late last year, after 17 years with the department.

"Gary's wealth of experience will be an asset to the Champaign Fire Department," said City Manager Dorothy David, in a press release.  "He is an educator, a proven leader, and a nationally known expert in fire and emergency medical services."

"I am honored and humbled to have been selected by Ms. David," said Ludwig.  "The City of Champaign is a wonderful and vibrant community that my wife and I look forward to being a part of."

Ludwig has 37 years in city and county emergency medical and fire service.  He’ll earn $135-thousand annually.

Categories: Government

AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 09, 2014

Ex-Quinn Aide Testifies About NRI

By The Associated Press

Email exchanges from a former aide of Gov. Pat Quinn are factoring into testimony at a lawmaker panel investigating a 2010 state anti-violence program under scrutiny for mismanagement. 

Categories: Government, Politics

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