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Focus 10/20 – A Variety of Topics
Focus 10/20 – A Variety of Topics

Kent Redfield of UIS talks with Alex Degman about campaign funding for the Sheriff’s race, Scott McFarland of the District 186 School Board talks with Bob Murray about the search for a new Superintendent, Marcelin Love of Ameren talks about Careers in Energy Week, Spingfield Catholic Diocese Bishop Thomas Jon Paprocki on Legal Services for the Poor.  Finally, Alex returns with Chatham Village President Tom Gray on the village’s marketing efforts.

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City Council Candidates Propose Pillsbury Solution

4-1-15 Pillsbury

The two candidates for Ward Four alderman in Springfield disagree on how important it is to do something with the former Pillsbury plant.

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Springfield Aldermen Avoid Pension Fix

3-31-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council has essentially punted on eliminating a city retirement incentive that allows unused vacation and sick time to be counted toward their pension contribution.

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Girl Found, Jail Escapee Still Wanted

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A 15-year-old girl who was thought to be with a man who escaped from a Kankakee jail Wednesday morning after allegedly beating a jailer has been found.

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Davis Visits Clinton Power Plant, Talks Gifford Tornado

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The nuclear power plant at Clinton is an important economic engine for Downstate Illinois, says U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

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Illinois: 2,000 Legal for Medical Marijuana

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There are now officially 2,000 people in Illinois who will be allowed to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.

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Rauner, Kirk Criticize Indiana Religious Freedom Law

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says Indiana's religious objections law may open the door to discriminatory behavior.