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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 07, 2014

Election 2014: Republican Treasurer Candidate Tom Cross

By Jamey Dunn


(Duration: 6:55)

Tom Cross makes a campaign appearance in Champaign on September 4.

Republican Tom Cross has served more than 20 years in the Illinois Legislature.  But he stepped down as House Minority Leader in 2013 to run for State Treasurer against Democratic Champaign Senator Mike Frerichs.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 06, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal In Indiana

By The Associated Press and Brandon Smith of Indiana Public Broadcasting

Same-sex couples involved in the lawsuit in Indiana appear at a news conference.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is reaffirming his commitment to traditional marriage but says he will follow the law regarding unions of same-sex couples. 

Categories: Government, Law

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 06, 2014

High Court Turns Away Gay Marriage Appeals in Five States, Including Indiana

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

The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. 

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 04, 2014

Farmers Make Money and Paper from Crop Waste

by: Tiffany Jolley


(Duration: 2:16)

two people making paper

A report from the US Department of Agriculture several years ago found that farmers can do more with the stems, leaves and other materials leftover after harvest than plow it back into the soil. One option is to sell it to make paper products.

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