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AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 29, 2014

White House Intruder Gets Far Past Front Door

By Alicia A. Caldwell

A Republican congressman says whistleblowers have told a congressional committee that the intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged. 



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 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.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Durbin, Callis, Ammons Campaign On Non-Binding Minimum Wage Referendum

By Hannah Meisel

Democratic state representative candidate Carol Ammons stands with University of Illinois senior Robert Emmons on Wednesday, campaigning for raising the minimum wage in Illinois.

When Illinois voters weigh in on raising the state's minimum wage in November, the result — no matter the outcome — won't affect Illinois law, at least not directly.  It’s non-binding, but that's not stopping Democratic politicians from campaigning on the referendum.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics



AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

IL Treasurer Hopefuls Look To Boost Office’s Image

By The Associated Press

The two candidates who want to be Illinois' next treasurer have different ideas for improving the image of the office, which has been tarnished by a sexual harassment suit and questions of whether taxpayer dollars were used in mixing state and political business.

Categories: Politics

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