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AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Obama Urges World To Follow US Lead On Climate

By Dina Cappiello and Seth Borenstein

In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.  

Categories: Energy, Environment, Government

AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Chicago Mayor Wants Illinois To Reform Drug Laws

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense.

Categories: Economics, Government, Law




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Callis Fights Back On Residency Question

By Charlie Schlenker

Ann Callis campaigns in Bloomington.

Congressional candidate Ann Callis is lashing out at her opponent’s contention that she doesn’t live in the 13th District.  At a campaign appearance in Bloomington Monday, the Democrat from Edwardsville called those comments from GOP incumbent Rodney Davis ‘an absolute lie.’

Categories: Government, Health, Politics


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 22, 2014

All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

By Scott Horsley

Demonstrators in New York Sunday.

The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate.  More than 120 leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit, sponsored by the United Nations.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

More Campuses “Ready To Respond”

By Amanda Vinicky

College students are back on campus and classes are underway.  Parents at some Illinois schools have extra assurance their kids will be safe when they're at school.

Categories: Education, Government

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