News Analysis — This coming Sunday, December 9, marks the 10th anniversary of the day the FBI arrested Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The event led to his impeachment, criminal conviction and a 14-year prison sentence. There were also changes in state ethics laws. But there are those who say the corruption was not the worst part of the Blagojevich administration — and I am among them. I'll make that argument in this week's Illinois Issues in-depth report.
The Illinois Statehouse is looking festive this year, with its annual outdoor lights descending from the dome to the ground. But on the inside, things look a little less traditional.
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- Satanists Sponsor Statehouse Sculpture
- Collaborative Works To Create Ideas For Improving Children's Health In Illinois
- Illinois Education Funding Fixes Still Top Priority
A survey of destruction in Taylorville shows a Saturday tornado left 100 homes destroyed or with severe damage. The survey, which included the areas of the town that took less of a direct hit, determined another 400 homes damaged, but habitable.
Sunday brought daylight and a chance to view the magnitude of damage in Taylorville. Many residents spent the day removing debris and helping neighbors after a tornado roared through the Christian County community on Saturday afternoon.
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Yona Stamatis talks with Illinois Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Ken Lam and guest piano soloist Alon Goldstein about Friday night's (November 9th) ISO concert, featuring Britten's "Simple Symphony", Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for Strings" and Shostakovich's "First Piano Concerto". http://www.ilsymphony.org/