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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 09, 2014

Election 2014: Democratic Treasurer Candidate Mike Frerichs

by Jamey Dunn


(Duration: 6:05)

Mike Frerichs

The treasurer's office oversees Illinois' investments and provides several services, including college savings plans for residents and a loan program for farmers. Senator Mike Frerichs is challenging Tom Cross for the office.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 08, 2014

Hearing On Coal Mine Draws Large, Divided Crowd

By Jim Meadows

Jonathan Ashbrook testifies against the Bulldog Mine proposal at a state hearing in Georgetown, IL.

More than 170 people tuned out at an informal state hearing in Georgetown Tuesday night, to voice their opinions about a new coal mine that Sunrise Coal plans for southwest Vermilion County.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 08, 2014

Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won’t Work

by Anders Kelto

A health official uses a thermometer on a passenger in Nigeria.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden has said his organization will soon be implementing new health screening procedures at U.S. airports. It's part of an ongoing effort to control the spread of Ebola.

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 07, 2014

Election 2014: Republican Treasurer Candidate Tom Cross

By Jamey Dunn


(Duration: 6:55)

Tom Cross makes a campaign appearance in Champaign on September 4.

Republican Tom Cross has served more than 20 years in the Illinois Legislature.  But he stepped down as House Minority Leader in 2013 to run for State Treasurer against Democratic Champaign Senator Mike Frerichs.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

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