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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 16, 2014

What’s Behind Those Abuse-Of-Power Charges Against Perry?

By Scott Neuman

Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, considered a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, was indicted on felony abuse-of-power charges late Friday in connection with his veto of funding for state public corruption prosecutors. The case, which has been bubbling for months, is complicated.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 14, 2014

President Comments On Events in Ferguson, Iraq

By The Associated Press

President Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyard

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 12, 2014

IL Treasurer Candidate Accuses Frerichs Of Patronage, Financial Mismanagement

By Jeff Bossert

Backers of Rep. Tom Cross hold press conference in Champaign.

State Rep. Tom Cross’ campaign team accuses his Democratic opponent for state treasurer of political patronage, and costing taxpayers millions while he was Champaign County Auditor.

Categories: Economics, Politics



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - August 08, 2014

Quinn Won’t Say Why Administration Contradicted Itself On Patronage

By Hannah Meisel

 Governor Pat Quinn won't say why his administration contradicted itself when it came to cleaning up hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation. The administration had previously said the fix was done, but now says it isn't complete.

Categories: Government, Politics


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