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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Champaign County Board’s New Top Republican Explains Support For Top Democrat

The Champaign County Board’s new Republican vice-chairman says his caucus backed Democrat Pattsi Petrie of Champaign for county board chair, because they thought she was the best of the two Democrats seeking the job.

Categories: Government, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Israeli Diplomat Discusses Mideast Politics, Salaita Controversy

by Scott Cameron


(Duration: 7:57)

Roey Gilad, Israeli Consul General to the Midwest

Israel's top diplomat in the Midwest today weighed in on the political upheaval in his country and the challenges facing Israel both inside and outside of its borders. He also talked about the University of Illinois' board of trustees decision to rescind a job offer to Steven Salaita after the Palestinian-American professor made controversial remarks about Israel on Twitter. 

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Illinois Could Create Its Own State Health Exchange

By Hannah Meisel

inside an exam room

Illinois may soon take on the responsibility of running its own healthcare marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The General Assembly is working against a New Year's deadline to create its own exchange, or risk losing millions of dollars from the federal government.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - December 02, 2014

Reports: Ashton Carter Emerges As Obama’s Top Pick For Secretary Of Defense

By Eyder Peralta

September file photo shows former Deputy Defense Secretary meeting with President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry

President Obama is likely to nominate Ashton Carter as his next secretary of defense, CNN, The Associated Press, The Washington Post and The New York Times are reporting.

Categories: Government, Military

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