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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 26, 2014

Former Fed Bank Examiner Says Secret Tapes Show Fed Leniency

by NPR Staff

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Federal Reserve is among the most powerful institutions in the nation and also among the more private. But new audio tapes secretly recorded by a former employee (profiled on This American Life) provide a rare look into meetings involving officials from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Obama Has Support For Syria Strikes, But Are They Legal?

by Krishnadev Calamur

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday.

President Obama appears to have strong bipartisan support in Congress to carry out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. He also made his case for aggressive action in a speech to the U.N. on Wednesday.



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10th Annual Pygmalion Festival Kicks Off

By Jason Croft

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dancers at a concert during Pygmalion Fest

The 10th annual Pygmalion Festival starts Thursday in Champaign-Urbana. What started as strictly an indie rock festival has grown to include a literary festival and a hand-made goods bazaar. And next year, a tech conference will be thrown into the mix.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Durbin, Callis, Ammons Campaign On Non-Binding Minimum Wage Referendum

By Hannah Meisel

Democratic state representative candidate Carol Ammons stands with University of Illinois senior Robert Emmons on Wednesday, campaigning for raising the minimum wage in Illinois.

When Illinois voters weigh in on raising the state's minimum wage in November, the result — no matter the outcome — won't affect Illinois law, at least not directly.  It’s non-binding, but that's not stopping Democratic politicians from campaigning on the referendum.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

By Carrie Johnson

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference in Washington.

Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Durbin On Progress Against ISIS, Corporate Taxes

By Hannah Meisel

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin campaigns in Champaign on Wednesday.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. only has so much power over the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. American airstrikes expanded to Syria this week after six weeks of bombings over Iraq, where ISIS has strongholds. 



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