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News Local/State - October 09, 2016

Live Fact Check Of Sunday’s Presidential Debate

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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News Local/State - October 09, 2016

McFadden Takes Another Chicago Marathon

University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has won the women's wheelchair division of the Chicago Marathon for the seventh time, finishing the race in 1:42:28. McFadden had a quick turnaround after her successful run at the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was also her fifth consecutive win in Chicago as she pursues another marathon 'grand slam' (Chicago, New York, Boston, and London.) 

A clock sits outside of Trump Tower at midnight on, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in New York.

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News Local/State - October 08, 2016

‘You Can Do Anything’: In 2005 Tape, Trump Brags About Groping, Kissing Women

Just two days before Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are set to meet for their second presidential debate, more damaging audio of the GOP nominee using crude language about women and how he would hit on them has surfaced. Meanwhile, Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis said Saturday he was rescinding his support for the presidential nominee. Despite numerous calls from former backers to withdraw from the race, Trump says he won't quit.

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News Local/State - October 08, 2016

Insurer Exits Reduce Choices In Illinois Marketplace

Choices will be fewer for health insurance marketplace customers shopping for 2017 coverage in many parts of President Barack Obama's home state.

News Local/State - October 07, 2016

Illinois Will Have Same-Day Voter Registration This Election

Illinois voters will be able to register and cast their ballot at the same time - on election day, November 8th. The U.S. Court of Appeals handed down a ruling Friday that puts an end to a series of back and forth court orders issued in recent weeks. The court said it would not expedite the case.

The Finchley Boys from a publicity shot in the late 1960's.

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News Local/State - October 07, 2016

Finchley Boys Reuniting For Red Lion Event, CD Release

The Finchley Boys were one of Champaign-Urbana’s most popular bands during the area’s rock heyday of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  Although the band broke up in 1974, they’re reuniting this weekend for the Red Lion Inn 50th Anniversary Reunion at The City Center in downtown Champaign.

Tracy Parsons with the City of Champaign discusses goals of the CU Fresh Start Program with reporters, along with Mayor Deb Feinen, Rev. Ricky Parks, and Urbana Police Chief Pat Connolly.

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News Local/State - October 07, 2016

C-U Anti-Violence Initiative Holds First ‘Call-In’

Community leaders in Champaign-Urbana have been working on the CU Fresh Start approach to gun violence for nearly a year. Thursday marked the program's 'Call-In', giving offenders with a background tied to gun crime a chance to connect to community resources and reform their lives. "We recognize that we can't arrest our way out of this problem," says Urbana Police Chief Pat Connolly.

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