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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


(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).

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