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AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 29, 2014

White House Intruder Gets Far Past Front Door

By Alicia A. Caldwell

A Republican congressman says whistleblowers have told a congressional committee that the intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged. 

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GOP Opposition To School Funding Bill Irks Sen. Manar

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

Senator Andy Manar testifies during a Senate Committee hearing in April.

House Republicans are stepping into the fray to try to stymie a school-funding overhaul that would shift money to impoverished districts.

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Retirement Plan At Center Of Dispute In State Treasurer’s Race

By Jeff Bossert


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State Rep. Tom Cross of Oswego, Champaign Democratic Senator Mike Frerichs

Last month, Champaign Senator and Illinois treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs found himself on the defensive after opponent Tom Cross blamed him for costing Champaign County millions of dollars more than a decade ago, when he served as county auditor.  He and the Republican challenger are at odds over an early retirement program.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

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FAA Chief Orders Review Of Chicago Air Traffic Snarl

By The Associated Press

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says he's ordered a review of the agency's security protocols and how it deals with unexpected incidents such as last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility that disrupted air travel.

AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 28, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Durbin To Seek Probe Of Control-Center Sabotage

By The Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.

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