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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 13, 2014

Oberweis Says Ground Troops Needed To Combat Isis

By Jim Meadows

State Senator and dairy owner Jim Oberweis, Republican candidate for U-S Senate in Illinois.

Republican Senate candidate Jim Oberweis says ground troops may be needed in Iraq to defeat the group calling itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. But he says sending U-S troops back to Iraq is not an idea that Americans will support right now.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 10, 2014

Troubled Anti-Violence Program Used As Political Fuel During Debate

By Hannah Meisel

Governor Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner gather themselves before their debate in Peoria Thursday night.

Four hours before Governor Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner debated in Peoria, a two-day long hearing on Governor Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program wrapped up in Chicago. The governor brushed off results of the hearing as nothing more than "political."

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 10, 2014

Familiar Jabs, Talking Points In First Quinn/Rauner Debate

By Brian Mackey

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(Duration: 3:48)

Gov. Pat Quinn and GOP candidate Bruce Rauner debate in Peoria October 9th.

The two leading candidates for Illinois governor met Thursday night in Peoria for the first debate of the election season. Both men stuck closely to the ideas they’ve been honing for months on the campaign trail.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 09, 2014

Ex-Quinn Aide Testifies About NRI

By The Associated Press

Email exchanges from a former aide of Gov. Pat Quinn are factoring into testimony at a lawmaker panel investigating a 2010 state anti-violence program under scrutiny for mismanagement. 

Categories: Government, Politics


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 09, 2014

Election 2014: Democratic Treasurer Candidate Mike Frerichs

by Jamey Dunn

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(Duration: 6:05)

Mike Frerichs

The treasurer's office oversees Illinois' investments and provides several services, including college savings plans for residents and a loan program for farmers. Senator Mike Frerichs is challenging Tom Cross for the office.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 07, 2014

Election 2014: Republican Treasurer Candidate Tom Cross

By Jamey Dunn

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(Duration: 6:55)

Tom Cross makes a campaign appearance in Champaign on September 4.

Republican Tom Cross has served more than 20 years in the Illinois Legislature.  But he stepped down as House Minority Leader in 2013 to run for State Treasurer against Democratic Champaign Senator Mike Frerichs.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

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