State and Local News


David Luechtefeld 10-01-2014

Republican State Sen. David Luechtefeld joins us to discuss potential changes to the school funding formula in Illinois.

Doug Whitley 10-01-2014

Former President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Doug Whitley joins us ahead of a speaking engagement at SIU’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Friday.

Tom Jordan 09-30-2014

West Frankfort Mayor Tom Jordan joins us to discuss the home rule ballot question in West Frankfort from the perspective of someone in favor of home rule.

Tom Cross 09-30-2014

Republican State Rep. and candidate for Treasurer Tom Cross joins us to discuss the campaign.

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  • HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings October 2, 2014
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy or surround government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader doesn't resign by midnight Thursday.
  • Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital October 2, 2014
    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. The Dallas Ebola case, involving a man who flew back to the United States last month fr
  • Prosecutor investigates grand jury in Ferguson shooting: NY Times October 2, 2014
    (Reuters) - The St. Louis County prosecutor is investigating the grand jury that is considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has ignited weeks of protests, the New York Times reported. The investigation was set off by a message posted on Twitter, in which the poster claimed to have a friend o
  • Texas Ebola patient had contact with kids October 2, 2014
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says school-aged children are being monitored for symptoms.
  • Why did ER send Ebola patient home? October 2, 2014
    A Texas hospital initially released him even though he said he had been in West Africa.
  • Mexico catches drug lord in tourist haunt October 2, 2014
    Mexico City (AFP) - Soldiers captured one of Mexico's most-wanted drug barons in a restaurant in a colonial town popular with American tourists and retirees.
  • History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver October 2, 2014
    DENVER (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.
  • Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste October 2, 2014
    By Patrick Rucker and Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients, a government official said on Wednesday. Experts have warned that conflicting U.S. regulations over how such waste should be transported coul
  • 'Not comfortable' with Secret Service chief in job October 2, 2014
    Senior Democratic lawmaker wants Julia Pierson to leave after series of presidential security breaches.
  • Florida cop on leave after using stun gun on 62-year-old woman October 1, 2014
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 61-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood.

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