Indiana Congressman Larry Buschon.

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News Local/State - December 07, 2015

Bucshon To Have Democratic Challenger

Democrat and former Indiana State Rep. David Orentlicher says he's moving from the Indianapolis area to Terre Haute to challenge three-term Republican Congressman Larry Bucshon for the 8th District US House seat.

A barn, grain silos, pasture and crop land in a rural area.

David Wilson

News Local/State - December 07, 2015

Illinois Issues: No Place To Call Home - Pt. 2

In contrast to homelessness in urban areas, rural homelessness is less visible, and its victims face unique challenges due to a sparse population that results in fewer available services.

A sign at Lincoln's Challenge Academy in Rantoul

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - December 06, 2015

Budget Stalemate Hurting Recruitment At Lincoln’s Challenge

The National Guard-run program for at-risk youth in Rantoul was able to continue as scheduled in summer 2015, delayed only slightly to determine if staff could be paid during Illinois' budget impasse.  But that same lack of a budget is giving off an impression that Lincoln's Challenge is not taking new cadets, just weeks from when the next class is scheduled to start.

Jesse White

Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - December 05, 2015

Money For Secretary Of State’s Office Keeps Lights On

A stopgap spending plan will keep the lights on at motor services facilities in Illinois. The bipartisan measure passed the House on Wednesday, and the Senate's headed to Springfield on Monday to vote on it. 

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., plant in Normal, Ill., is shown Thursday, May 20, 2004

Seth Perlman/AP

News Local/State - December 05, 2015

A Mitsubishi Worker On The Normal Plant’s Upcoming Closure

Kent Ferguson is one of the Mitsubishi workers losing his job when the plant in Normal closes. Ferguson is a tool and die craftsman and talked with Charlie Schlenker about the plant closing and how the employees are doing. 

Still picture from "The Bathrooms are Coming", the 1969 American-Standard Musical.

Steve Young

Longer Listen - December 04, 2015

Night Of ‘Corporate Musicals’ Coming To Champaign

Veteran David Letterman late night writer Steve Young has compiled dozens of recordings from trade shows and conventions, songs from companies ranging from car manufacturers to beer breweries to General Electric.  "The Lost World of Industrial Musicals" comes to the Art Theater Co-op in Champaign Friday night.

Law enforcement members line up near the the site of a mass shooting on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif. One or more gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a Southern California social services center, shooting several people as others lock

Chris Carlson/Associated Press

News Local/State - December 02, 2015

2 Suspects Dead After San Bernardino Shooting That Killed 14

Law enforcement officers in San Bernardino, Calif., killed two people suspected of killing 14 people and wounding 17 others in a shooting at the Inland Regional Center on Wednesday. 

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