Sen. Tammy Duckworth, visiting the University of Illinois RailTEC Center in Champaign.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth's Office
December 15, 2017

Duckworth Talks Taxes, Spending, Quincy Veterans’ Home At Stop In Champaign

GOP leaders in Congress had not yet released the final version of their tax reform bill when Senator Tammy Duckworth made a stop in Champaign Friday. But the freshman Democrat said she didn’t see how Republicans would adjust the bill's main features that she opposes. 


Trumpeter and Farmer City Native George Rock, wearing a Boy Scout uniform for a performance with Spike Jones And His City Slickers.
Farmer City Genealogical and Historical Socieity
December 15, 2017

A Farmer City Native Is Featured In A Perennial Christmas Song

You’re going to hear a lot of Christmas songs between now and December 25th. And you may hear one that features a little boy asking Santa to replace his two central incisors, after losing them in a slide down the bannister. The vocalist that made that song famous was George Rock, a trumpeter hailing from the central Illinois town of Farmer City.


Entrance to the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC.
Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images
December 14, 2017

FCC Repeals ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules For Internet Providers

After a brief security evacuation, U.S. telecom regulators have voted to repeal so-called net neutrality rules, which restrict the power of Internet service providers to influence loading speeds for specific websites or apps.


J.B. Pritzker, left, has pledged to help Democrats get elected across the state. State Sen. Daniel Biss, right, says Democrats shouldn't have to depend on ultra-wealthy benefactors to fund the party.
Brian Mackey/NPR Illinois
December 14, 2017

Key Question For Democrats: To Billionaire, Or Not To Billionaire?

With roughly three months to go until Illinois' primary election, there are seven men seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to be governor of Illinois. One of the key questions facing primary voters: To counter the vast wealth of incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, do Democrats need their own billionaire at the top of the ticket?


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