Champaign Unit 4 teachers Jim McCune and Karen Ranney show their support on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013  outsidethe  Mellon Administrative Building in Champaign as contract talks continue.
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October 07, 2013

Champaign Teachers Show Support During Contract Talks

The Champaign School Board and the Champaign Federation of Teachers union continued meeting Monday evening inside the Mellon Administrative Building in Champaign to discuss a new contract.

October 07, 2013

Enyart Defends Vote About Furloughed Chaplains

An Illinois congressman seeking re-election says he had no choice but to be the only U.S. House member to vote against what he called a "stupid'' resolution allowing military chaplains to still perform their duties during the federal government's shutdown.

Furloughed federal workers
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October 05, 2013

House Passes Bill Allowing Back Pay For Furloughed Workers

Federal workers who were furloughed by a government shutdown will receive back pay once they return to work, if a bill approved by the House of Representatives Saturday meets Senate approval.

James Clapper
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October 04, 2013

Officials Detail Shutdown’s Chilling Effect On National Security

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told Congress this week that the partial federal government shutdown has forced the furlough of some 70 percent of employees throughout the intelligence community.

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