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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 31, 2012

Gov. Quinn’s Half-Measures on Prison Openness

By Robert Wildeboer

After months and months of requests from media outlets, Illinois Gov. Quinn is finally allowing reporters into prisons. It is a step in the right direction, but it took the threat of a federal lawsuit. Still, Quinn’s administration continues to throw up roadblocks to meaningful transparency.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 31, 2012

Congressional Candidates Weigh in on Education Reform

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 3:26)

The candidates running in Illinois’ 13th Congressional district have their own thoughts about the federal government’s role in funding education and making it more effective.

Categories: Education, Politics



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 30, 2012

State Panel Approves Closure of Developmental Center

By Amanda Vinicky, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

A state board has voted to allow the closure of a central Illinois institution for the developmentally disabled.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 29, 2012

A Look at Superstorm Sandy’s Impact on Central Illinois

By Jeff Bossert and Sean Powers

Superstorm Sandy is effecting several areas in Central Illinois, from transportation (gas prices & air travel), food expenses (the price of seafood), to the efforts of local agencies (relief crews from the Red Cross, and repair crews from Ameren).


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 29, 2012

13th District Candidates Differ on Health Care

By Craig Cohen

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(Duration: 3:58)

Democrat David Gill, Republican Rodney Davis, Independent candidate John Hartman

The three men vying for Illinois’ 13th Congressional have very different views about the future of health care in America. Democrat David Gill, Republican Rodney Davis, and Independent John Hartman all think very differently about the Affordable Care Act.

Categories: Health, Politics

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