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October 05, 2018

WATCH/LISTEN: Senate Cloture Vote on Kavanaugh

The Senate is taking a procedural vote on whether or not to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination forward. Watch the proceedings on the Senate floor live, beginning at 8:30am central time.


JB Pritzker and Bruce Rauner

Courtesy Pritzker and Rauner campaigns

October 03, 2018

Where Do Illinois Candidates Stand On Student Debt?

Jeff Martin, a high school admission advisor for the Midwest Technical Institute, worries about the amount of college debt facing the students he talks to for a living. He should know because he was in their shoes once. Martin said he travels to high schools to talk to students about college and career choices.


U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis will take on Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan in November in the 13th Congressional District.

Provided by Davis and Londrigan campaigns.

September 30, 2018

Illinois Candidates For 13th Congressional Race Weigh In on Kavanaugh, Ford Testimony

The candidates running for Illinois’s 13th Congressional District weighed in on the testimony provided last Thursday by Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and one of his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. But only one provided a straight answer when asked whether or not they support a full investigation into the allegation of sexual assault.


Liam James Doyle/NPR

September 27, 2018

WATCH/LISTEN: Kavanaugh-Ford Testify Before Senate Judiciary

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.


Melody Benjamin works as a personal assistant for her mother Mae Benjamin.

Courtesy of Melody Benjamin

September 25, 2018

Illinois Issues: The Janus Effect - Will African-American Women Pay?

Some experts say black women could feel financial pain if union membership declines as a result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, which decreed that public sector unions can no longer force workers they represent to pay fees in lieu of union dues. But conservative groups are cheering Janus v. AFSCME as a victory for workers’ free speech rights.


Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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September 21, 2018

Illinois Relatives Defend Ford’s Integrity After Kavanaugh Accusation

The family of Christine Blasey Ford — including relatives from Bloomington-Normal — are defending her integrity and honesty in a new letter released ahead of her possible testimony about allegations she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


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