State and Local News


Eric Thorsland 10-29-2014

Democrat Eric Thorsland joins us to discuss his campaign for Illinois’ 15th Congressional District.

Dr. Kent Redfield 10-29-2014

Dr. Kent Redfield, an emeritus professor of political science at the University of Illinois Springfield, joins us to share his thoughts on the election.

Mike Bost 10-28-2014

Current State Rep. and GOP challenger in the race for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, Mike Bost, joins us to discuss his campaign.

Bob Butler 10-28-2014

Marion Mayor Bob Butler joins us to discuss the upcoming election and his own reelection campaign in next year’s municipal elections.

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RSS National News

  • Showdown looms over nurse's quarantine October 30, 2014
    Kaci Hickox vows to defy Maine's rules for health workers who treat Ebola patients.
  • Giants win 3rd Series title in 5 years0
    Madison Bumgarner comes out of the bullpen to shut down the Royals in a classic Game 7.
  • On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola October 30, 2014
    Somehow, Chris Christie has again managed to make himself the most talked-about Republican in the country on the eve of an election in which he isn't on the ballot.
  • Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road October 30, 2014
    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town.
  • Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bullied October 30, 2014
    By Susan Heavey and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to protect against the virus without re
  • U.S. governor races could determine swing states' fiscal health October 30, 2014
    By Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. voters' readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election. A handful of the Nov. 4 races such as the dead heat in Illinois, possibly the most fiscally dysfunctional
  • School projects onboard exploded Virginia rocket destroyed October 30, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Over a dozen school projects were onboard the U.S. supply rocket that exploded shortly after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, but a group of California students will have another shot at getting their project - containing live worms - into space. The project, developed by students at the Urban Promise Academy middle school in Oak
  • Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch October 30, 2014
    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so far as to step out of her home and shake a reporter's hand, signaling a showdown with state police monitoring her and state officials seeking to legally enforce her confinement.
  • Report: Red Cross was totally unprepared for Sandy relief October 29, 2014
    Two years after Superstorm Sandy, a former Red Cross official says "as many as 40 percent" of the relief organization's emergency vehicles were used as backdrops for press conferences during the group's response to the storm, a new report by ProPublica and NPR finds.
  • Obama on Ebola fight: We can’t seal ourselves off October 30, 2014
    The president says it is essential that the U.S. and other countries work to stop the outbreak at its source.

RSS World News

  • Cheating claims delay SAT test scores in China, South Korea
    Thousands of Chinese and South Korean students applying for colleges and universities in the United States face an anxious wait amid claims of widespread cheating during recent SAT tests -- the measure used in the admissions process.
  • Drone-maker takes 'selfies' to skies
    What comes in a white cardboard box, weighs little more than a kilogram and can be purchased in a few clicks from Amazon?
  • Teams investigate failure of unmanned rocket off U.S. coast
    Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email. NASA is warning people in the area not to touch debris if they find any.