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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 07, 2014

State Rep-Elect Ammons Talks History, Sets Priorities For Office

By Jeff Bossert

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Carol Ammons on election night

Carol Ammons made history this week.   And when she's sworn in this January, the Democrat hopes to fight some of the same battles as her predecessor, but also many reforms she sought locally.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 05, 2014

Obama Cites ‘A Moment For Reflection’ In Election Results

By Bill Chappell, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House.

Speaking one day after his party lost control of the Senate to the Republican Party, President Obama says, "I would enjoy having some Kentucky bourbon with Mitch McConnell."

Categories: Government, Politics




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 04, 2014

Quinn Refuses To Concede Until Provisional Ballots Are Counted

Gov. Pat Quinn is not conceding his re-election bid to Republican Bruce Rauner.  Quinn told supporters Tuesday evening that there are outstanding votes to be counted and he doesn't "believe in throwing in the towel." 

With more than 90 percent of precincts reporting, Rauner led Quinn by about 4 percentage points. Rauner gave a victory speech outlining his goals for the state. However, Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson says there are a large number of votes in Chicago and Cook County to be counted, including provisional and mail ballots.

Rauner is a Winnetka venture capitalist who sought public office for the first time. Quinn is a Chicago Democrat who sought a second full term. It's one of the most competitive governor's races in the nation.

Categories: Government, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 04, 2014

Catlin, Jamaica School Districts Vote To Consolidate

By Jim Meadows

The tiny Jamaica and Catlin school districts will become a little less tiny next summer. Voters in both South Vermilion County districts approved a referendum to consolidate into the new Salt Fork.

Categories: Education, Government, Politics


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