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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.


Nikki Haley at the United Nations in New York.

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October 09, 2018

Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador

Nikki Haley is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year, she said Tuesday.


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