News Local/State - August 26, 2014

Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.

Dana Bolger, a rape victim, co-founded a group that seeks to education students of their rights.

(Jennifer Ludden/NPR)

News National/International - August 26, 2014

Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.

News Local/State - August 26, 2014

How Politics Steered The Uber Bill

Downstate residents may be wondering what all the fuss is about over Governor Pat Quinn's veto Monday of rideshare legislation.  But it could help the technology come to a city near you.

Vladimir Putinshakes hands with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko,after posing for a photo in Minsk, Belarus, August 26.

(AP Photo/Kazakh Presidential Press Service, Sergei Bondarenko, Pool)

News National/International - August 26, 2014

Leaders Of Russia, Ukraine Meet To Discuss Conflict

Russia's and Ukraine's presidents were meeting on Tuesday for talks many hope will lead to peace between Kiev and separatists in the eastern part of the country.

News Local/State - August 25, 2014

Quinn Vetoes Illinois Ridesharing Regulations

Rideshare services have scored a win against Chicago's taxi industry in a battle that began in the legislature - and moved on to the race for Illinois governor. 

News Local/State - August 25, 2014

Police: Southwest Illinois Plant Explosion Kills 2

Police say bomb experts are combing the site of an explosion in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis.  The explosion happened Monday morning at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City.

Lesley McSpadden is comforted during funeral for her son, Michael Brown.

(Pool/Getty Images)

News National/International - August 25, 2014

At Michael Brown’s Funeral, A Call For A Day Of Reckoning

After two weeks of sometimes violent protests, the family of Michael Brown finally took some time to mourn on Monday. The funeral service for the unarmed 18-year-old killed by officer Darren Wilson was held in a St. Louis megachurch.

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