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AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Industry To Seek Changes In ‘Fracking’ Rules

By The Associated Press

A protester attends a rally on fracking in Springfield in May 2013.

Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists. 


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

Ferguson’s Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

By Joseph Shapiro

A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council.

Ferguson, Missouri's City Council met for the first time since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members have proposed addressing one source of tension -- and cut back on the heavy collection of court fines and fees that hurt low-income people the most.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

Obama To Push Military Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

By Scott Horsley

Barack Obama

President Obama delivers a rare, primetime address Wednesday.  Taking over the TV networks during the crucial 8:00 p.m. CT programming slot is not something any White House does lightly.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Prof. Salaita Speaks Publicly For First Time About Losing U of I Position

By Jim Meadows and Hannah Meisel

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Steven Salaita speaks at the University YMCA.

For weeks, all that many people at the University of Illinois Urbana campus had heard from Steven Salaita were the controversial comments he had Tweeted about Israel over the summer --- comments that cost him his U of I faculty appointment.  But Salaita broke his silence Tuesday, at a news conference where he said he would fight for reinstatement.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2014

4 Things To Know About Obama’s Islamic State Strategy

By Scott Neuman

President Obama is set to meet congressional leaders this afternoon to outline his strategy for confronting the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He is scheduled to address the nation on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. to make that strategy public.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2014

NCAA Lifts Penn State’s Postseason Ban, Restores Scholarships

By The Associated Press

Members of the 2013 Penn State football team take the field.

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.


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