November 15, 2013

Could Chicago Host The Next RNC?

The new head of the Illinois GOP says it’s too early to say whether Chicago should host the 2016 Republican National Convention. That could be a tough sell to Chicago’s staunchly Democratic mayor.


Eric Holder
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November 15, 2013

US Attorney General Holder Visits Peoria

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called a local program that helps certain non-violent offenders stay out of prison a model for what his office wants to do.


Barack Obama
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November 14, 2013

Obama Moves To Delay Cancellations Of Insurance Plans

President Obama announced Thursday that Americans who have had their health insurance plans canceled because of his Affordable Care Act can keep those plans for another year.


November 14, 2013

Greece’s Future Amid Economic Crisis

The collapse of the Greek economy four years ago can be traced back to deeply-rooted economic problems in that country, but that doesn’t give the whole picture. 

In order to understand what happened, and why, many political scientists say you need to look to the culture and politics in Greece itself, and across the E.U. as a whole. 

Kevin Featherstone studies Greek politics at The London School of Economics and Political Science. He says the ongoing focus on austerity measures in Greece misses the more important questions about the country’s future. He’s in town for a MillerCom lecture Thursday afternoon at the University of Illinois. Professor Featherstone joined Illinois Public Media’s Scott Cameron on Here & Now.


November 14, 2013

Public Health To Roll Out Restaurant Placards

By Jan. 1, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District says it’s going to start issuing color-coded placards that restaurants must put up with details about health inspection results.


Chairman of the Board of Trustees, University of Illinois, Chris Kennedy
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November 14, 2013

U of I Trustees Dismiss Wozniak

The University Of Illinois’ Board of Trustees fired an engineering professor on Thursday who had a 50-year career on the flagship campus in Urbana. U of I administrators say Louis Wozniak is the first tenured professor to be dismissed by the board.


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