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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 15, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

AFSCME Puts Aside Differences, Endorses Quinn

By Amanda Vinicky

Illinois' largest public employees union has made an about-face in its attitude toward Governor Pat Quinn. Over the weekend, AFSCME leaders endorsed him during a meeting in Peoria. It's a classic case of going with "the devil you know."

Categories: Government, Politics

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

By Don Gonyea

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bil Clinton, and U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin in Indianola, Iowa.

Hillary Clinton, who has a huge lead in many early presidential polls, returned to Iowa on Sunday. The woman who says she has not yet decided on a 2016 presidential run appeared along with former President Bill Clinton in a state she has not visited since she lost the 2008 Iowa caucuses to Barack Obama.

Categories: Politics



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

The Fall Of the Illinois Green Party

By Bill Wheelhouse

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After failing to get on the November ballot, the Green Party's candidates for Governor and Secretary of State say they will launch a write-in campaign in this fall's election.   That comes less than a decade after the Illinois Greens pulled in enough votes to reach "major party status" in Illinois.

Categories: Politics


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

IL Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Cross For Treasurer

By Jeff Bossert, with Additional Reporting By The Associated Press

State Rep. Tom Cross in Champaign Thursday

The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce has endorsed a candidate for state treasurer for the first time, backing State Rep. and former House Republican leader Tom Cross of Oswego.


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