Pope Francis is applauded as he arrives to address a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so.
Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP
September 24, 2015

Davis, Durbin Praise Pope’s Address To Congress

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Congressman Rodney Davis agreed with the pope's words before a joint meeting of Congress Thursday.  But they differed over funding for Planned Parenthood.

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(Illinois Dept. of Agriculture)
September 24, 2015

Illinois Ag & State Fair Directors Resign

No reasons were given for the resignations of state Agriculture Director Phil Nelson and State Fair manager Patrick Buchen.

Jessica Hopper sitting on an outdoor staircase
Photo provided by Featherproof Books
September 24, 2015

Music Critic Hopes Conversation Leads To Change

Music critic Jessica Hopper recently started a social media conversation about how women and other marginalized groups have been discouraged in their pursuits in the music industry.  Hopper will be in Champaign-Urbana for this weekend's Pygmalion Festival.  She spoke with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline about how that conversation started, and where she hopes it could lead.

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(Village of Savoy)
September 23, 2015

Savoy Trustees Approve Clinton Landfill Consent Decree

The Savoy Village Board voted unaniminously Wednesday night to approve the Clinton Landfill consent decree, becoming the 11th member of the Mahomet Aquifer Coalition to endorse the agreement.

Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan is joined by union members at a Springfield event. Also present was State Sen. Andy Manar, Andrew Fuchs is third from left.
(Brian Mackey/WUIS)
September 23, 2015

Labor On Rauner: ‘Working People Are Under Attack’

Labor unions are going on the road to make their case against Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s pro-business agenda. The latest in a series of events took place Wednesday morning in Springfield.

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