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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 07, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

New Proposal To Legalize Consumer Fireworks In Illinois

By Jim Meadows

The 4th of July may have been punctuated by some fireworks set off in neighborhoods by residents who brought them in from a neighboring state. State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) says Illinoisans should be able to buy those fireworks in their own state.

Categories: Government


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 06, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Programs Target Poverty In Obama’s Five ‘Promise Zones’

By NPR Staff

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People line up at the FamilySource Center in Los Angeles, an organization in one of President Obama's five designated "Promise Zones" that aims to help fight poverty in the area.

Five areas across the country have been designated as "Promise Zones" by the federal government. These zones, announced by President Obama in January, are intended to tackle poverty by focusing on individual urban neighborhoods and rural areas.

In the five Promise Zones — located in Philadelphia, San Antonio, southeastern Kentucky, the 

Categories: Economics, Government, Poverty




CU-CitizenAccess - Illinois Public Media News - July 05, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Inspection Signs at C-U Restaurants Now Show When Re-Inspection Required

By Claire Everett

Between January and May, 32 restaurants in Champaign-Urbana failed health inspections. But despite the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District’s new notification system include , diners still had no easy way of knowing if a restaurant failed --- until now.

Categories: Government, Health


AP - Illinois Public Media News - July 03, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Ruling Backs Illinois Retirees On Health Benefits

By The Associated Press, with additional reporting from Illinois Public Media

The Illinois Supreme Court has sided with retired state employees who argue that health insurance premiums are a protected retirement benefit.  



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