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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Durbin, Callis, Ammons Campaign On Non-Binding Minimum Wage Referendum

By Hannah Meisel

Democratic state representative candidate Carol Ammons stands with University of Illinois senior Robert Emmons on Wednesday, campaigning for raising the minimum wage in Illinois.

When Illinois voters weigh in on raising the state's minimum wage in November, the result — no matter the outcome — won't affect Illinois law, at least not directly.  It’s non-binding, but that's not stopping Democratic politicians from campaigning on the referendum.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

By Carrie Johnson

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference in Washington.

Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Durbin On Progress Against ISIS, Corporate Taxes

By Hannah Meisel

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin campaigns in Champaign on Wednesday.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. only has so much power over the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. American airstrikes expanded to Syria this week after six weeks of bombings over Iraq, where ISIS has strongholds. 



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Academic Freedom Expert Doubts Salaita’s Tenure Status

By Jim Meadows

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University of Illinois Professor Emeritus Cary Nelson

Was Steven Salaita's University of Illinois faculty appointment protected when he posted controversial Twitter posts criticizing Israel? Cary Nelson says yes, but only if Salaita was already protected by tenure.

Categories: Education


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Columbia Law Professor: Salaita Un-Hiring Illegal On Constitutional, Contractual Grounds

By Hannah Meisel

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Columbia University Law Professor Katherine Franke

The University of Illinois community is still grappling with the case of Steven Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter this summer. 

Categories: Education, Law


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014

Obama Calls On UN To Dismantle `Network Of Death’

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday.

President Barack Obama is telling the United Nations amid a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death.''



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