Dan Walker greets Chicago constituents during the Bud Billiken Day Parade, 1973. Photo by John H. White

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April 30, 2015 - News Local/State

Dan Walker, From Power To Prison

A former governor of Illinois has died. Dan Walker ran the state for one term in the 1970s. A Democrat, he focused much of his brief political career on fighting members of his own party.

In this March 11, 2014 photo, Scott Eisenhauer, the mayor of Danville, poses for a photo in the downtown area

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April 29, 2015 - News Local/State

Danville Mayor Still Hopeful For Additional Casinos

The mayor of Danville is still hoping to cash in on bringing a casino to the city.  Scott Eisenhauer says he's talked about gaming expansion with Governor Bruce Rauner.

Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker speaks to reporters in Springfield in 2007.

April 29, 2015 - News Local/State

Former Illinois Governor Dan Walker Dies

The son of the one-term governor confirms that Walker died overnight Wednesday in California.  He was 92. In 1987, he was sentenced to federal prison time for fraudulently obtaining more than $1 million in loans.  He's survived by his wife and seven children.

Abraham Lincoln

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April 29, 2015 - News Local/State

Tweeting Lincoln’s Assassination

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield began "live-tweeting" on April 14 - the date that that Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater back in 1865. They've continued, tweeting in real time -- 150 years after the fact -- about the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth, and the funeral cortege from Washington, D.C. to Springfield.

Ralph Martire of the addressed a large crowd with his fiscal plan at a town hall meeting in Champaign Monday.

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April 28, 2015 - News Local/State

Fiscal Expert Has Plan To Fix Illinois’ Budget Woes

RALPH Martire with the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability says his 4 steps would balance Illinois' budget within two years.  He spoke at a town hall meeting in Champaign Monday.

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