Congressman Rodney Davis

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October 11, 2018

Congressman Rodney Davis; Pumpkin Crop Check In; Pumpkin Spice Alternatives; Chicago Film Festival

On the 21st: We check in on this year’s pumpkin crop with some Illinois farmers. Plus, it’s officially Pumpkin Spice season. We talk about the spice some people love, and others love to hate. And, the Chicago International Film Festival has started. Michael Phillips gives us his picks. But first, we sit down with Congressman Rodney Davis a few weeks before the midterm elections. 


Democrat  Cindy Cunningham, who is running in Illinois' 104th District State House race.

Courtesy of Cunningham campaign

October 11, 2018

A Conversation With Cindy Cunningham, Democratic Candidate For State House In The 104th District

Cynthia Cunningham is the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Mike Marron in the race for Illinois House in the state's 104th district. The resident of Royal, and first-time candidate, spoke with Illinois Public Media about which issues she thinks are most important to her district, such as changing the school funding formula and protecting the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River. 


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October 10, 2018

What You Need To Know About Registering To Vote; MacArthur Fellows From Illinois; Fall Food Recipes

On the 21st: Election Day is November 6. We provide a rundown on the dates, deadlines, and myths around casting your ballot. But first, two of this years MacArthur “genius grant” winners are from Illinois. We spoke to the MacAurthur fellows about the Foundation and their work. And, before you know, it the weather really will turn to fall, which means lots of seasonal cooking.


Candidates for Champaign County Executive, Democrat Darlene Kloeppel and Republican Gordy Hulten.

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October 10, 2018

County Executive Candidates Promise Progress For Champaign County

This fall, voters in Champaign County are choosing their first county executive. The holder of this new elected office will preside over county board meetings, and be the day-to-day manager of county government. Before we meet Gordie Hulten and Darlene Kloeppel, the two candidates running for the post, it’s useful to get an idea of the county executive’s powers.


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October 09, 2018

Earthquake Relief for Indonesia; Illinois Politics Update; Founder of Autonomous Stuff

On The 21st: Nearly two thousand people have died because of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia at the end of September. We’ll talk to Illinois college students who are raising money for relief efforts. Plus, with less than a month until the midterm elections we round up the meetings between Gov. Rauner and his challenger, J.B. Pritzker. And, Bobby Hambrick started an Illinois company that makes parts for autonomous cars. He says that future is right around the corner.


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