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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 29, 2014

On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny

by Laura Sullivan, NPR and Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica

Red Cross truck in Long Island after SuperStorm Sandy

Within hours of Superstorm Sandy slamming the East Coast two years ago, Americans opened their wallets to help — donating millions to the first charity that came to mind: the American Red Cross.

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School Consolidation Referendum Sparks Disagreement

By Jim Meadows


(Duration: 3:52)

The audience and panelists listen to a speaker addressing an information meeting on a school consolidation referendum for the Catlin and Jamaica school districts.

If voters in the Catlin and Jamaica school districts say yes in the November election, their two, small, south Vermilion County school districts will consolidate into one district, to be called the Salt Fork school district. But opponents of consolidation are raising concerns.

Categories: Education, Government, Politics

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Election 2014: Libertarian Treasurer Candidate Matthew Skopek

By Jeff Bossert


(Duration: 3:29)

Libertarian candidate Matthew Skopek says with his background in finance, has definite ideas on how the office should operate. 

AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 27, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Illinois Guidelines for Ebola Quarantine

By Carla K.Johnson and The Associated Press

Illinois officials are taking pains to differentiate the state's Ebola plans from those of New York and New Jersey, where mandatory quarantines for medical workers have come under fire from scientists.  

Categories: Health

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