State Treasurer Mike Frerichs, joined by State Rep. Carol Ammons, AARP Associate Director Andre Jordan, and Senator Scott Bennett at the Illinois Terminal in Champaign.
June 20, 2016

Frerichs Urges Rauner To Sign Insurer Death Benefit Bill

Democratic Treasurer Mike Frerichs says some insurers are withholding death benefits funds to boost their own profit margins, rather than seek out beneficiaries.  He's urging Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign a measure that unanimously passed both chambers - it would require these companies to use the federal Death Master File to determine if benefits have been paid.


Urbana Ward 7 Alderwoman Diane Marlin, who's announced her candidacy for mayor.
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June 17, 2016

Urbana Alderwoman Marlin Plans Mayoral Run

Ward 7 Alderwoman Diane Marlin says she wants to be become 'the city's biggest cheeleader,' and adopt a positive tone in launching her campaign for mayor.  She admits the fight over property tax exemptions at the city's two hospitals are hurting finances, but also says it's taking up too much of the focus on the city. 


Campaign button featuring Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver
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June 15, 2016

1st-Ever Televised Presidential Debate From 1956 Now Online

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield has put the first-ever televised presidential debate on YouTube --- featuring former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II and Tennessee Senator Estes Kaufauver from 1956.


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