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Bill Kilquist 10-23-2014

Democrat Bill Kilquist joins us to talk about the race for Illinois’ 115th House District.

Tom Cross 10-23-2014

State Rep. and Republican candidate for Treasurer Tom Cross joins us to talk about his campaign.

Terri Bryant 10-22-2014

Republican Terri Bryant joins us to discuss the race for Illinois’ 115th House District.

Larry Reinhardt 10-22-2014

Democratic incumbent in the Jackson County Clerk’s race, Larry Reinhardt, joins us to talk about the campaign.

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  • PM: 'Canada will never be intimidated' October 23, 2014
    Stephen Harper calls the deadly Ottawa rampage Canada's second terror attack in three days.
  • Matt Bai: The silliest emails of the week October 23, 2014
    I've been traveling around the country plugging my book on the collision of politics and celebrity in 1987 (see, I just did it again), so I haven't had a lot of time to check in on the latest election polls and midterm controversies. I did spend a half-hour watching TV in a Denver hotel, during which I saw a total of three 30-second ads that did no
  • Royals even World Series as benches clear in 7-2 victory0
    Tempers flared. The benches cleared. A fight nearly broke out. And a World Series with little verve finally got the jolt it needed Wednesday.
  • Nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus, family says October 23, 2014
    Barely a week after being diagnosed with Ebola, Texas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the deadly virus, her family said Wednesday night.
  • U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors October 22, 2014
    By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday
  • Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot October 23, 2014
    By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tue
  • Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper October 23, 2014
    By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat. Dave McKinney, a 19-year veteran of the paper who covered the state capital, said in his resign
  • Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads October 22, 2014
    The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.
  • Sergeant-at-arms hailed as hero October 22, 2014
    Kevin Vickers is credited with shooting a gunman in an attack at the Canadian Parliament.
  • Senator blasts DEA for fake Facebook profile October 22, 2014
    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is calling on the Justice Department to condemn the actions of a DEA agent who created a fake Facebook profile using a real woman's name and photos without her consent.

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