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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 29, 2014

Retirement Plan At Center Of Dispute In State Treasurer’s Race

By Jeff Bossert

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State Rep. Tom Cross of Oswego, Champaign Democratic Senator Mike Frerichs

Last month, Champaign Senator and Illinois treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs found himself on the defensive after opponent Tom Cross blamed him for costing Champaign County millions of dollars more than a decade ago, when he served as county auditor.  He and the Republican challenger are at odds over an early retirement program.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 28, 2014

Durbin To Seek Probe Of Control-Center Sabotage

By The Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 27, 2014

After Sabotage, Air Travel System Slowly Recovers

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

Travelers lined up Friday at O'Hare International Airport.

The nation's air travel system is beginning a slow recovery after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.  At the height of the travel misery Friday, more than 2,000 flights in and out of O'Hare and Midway airports were cancelled.

Categories: Government, Transportation

AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 27, 2014

Ex-Sen. Ronald Burris An Issue In Chicago Trial

By The Associated Press

Former U.S. Senator and Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris

An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 26, 2014

Former Fed Bank Examiner Says Secret Tapes Show Fed Leniency

by NPR Staff

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Federal Reserve is among the most powerful institutions in the nation and also among the more private. But new audio tapes secretly recorded by a former employee (profiled on This American Life) provide a rare look into meetings involving officials from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Obama Has Support For Syria Strikes, But Are They Legal?

by Krishnadev Calamur

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday.

President Obama appears to have strong bipartisan support in Congress to carry out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. He also made his case for aggressive action in a speech to the U.N. on Wednesday.


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