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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 05, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Candidates Disagree On Government Unions

By Brian Mackey

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Republican gubernatorial candidates from left, State Sen. Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and State Sen. Bill Brady get ready before a televised debate Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Chicago.

Illinois' primary election is less than two weeks away. The four men seeking the Republican nomination for governor agree on a lot of topics. But there is an issue in which one of the candidates has distinguished himself: government-employee unions. 

Categories: Government, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 04, 2014

Candidate Interviews: 13th Congressional District

By Sean Powers

There are three Republicans and three Democrats seeking their party's nomination in Illinois' 13th Congressional District. Illinois Public Media's Sean Powers and Jeff Bossert talked with each of them ahead of the March 18 primary.

Categories: Government, Politics

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Candidate Interviews: 13th District Republican Michael Firsching

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 7:58)

Michael Firsching

A veterinarian from Illinois’ Metro East area is making a third primary bid for Congress.  Michael Firsching previously ran for the state's old 19th Congressional district, and lost a primary 2012 bid for the 13th district.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 26, 2014

Talking History: Black Senators Celebrate Their Legacy

By Brakkton Booker

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(Duration: 51:54)

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action in Oct. 2013.

Five current and former black senators appeared together Tuesday at an unprecedented event celebrating the legacy and contributions of the nine African-Americans to serve in the U.S. Senate.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 24, 2014

State Fiscal ‘Toolbox’ Available To Better Explain Budget Issues

By Sean Crawford

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(Duration: 7:13)

Illinois, like many states, suffered financially during the recession, but an economist says Illinois was in a weaker position to deal with the challenge.    

Categories: Economics, Politics



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