Kenya US Senate Confirms Kyle McCarter, John Milhiser, to New Posts By Sam Dunklau • Jan 3, 2019 Sam Dunklau / NPR Illinois 91.9 FM An Illinois politician is going to Africa, after the U-S Senate approved an ambassadorship for outgoing state Senator Kyle McCarter. The Senate also confirmed a former State’s Attorney to be the next US Attorney for Central Illinois. Listen Listening... / 1:08 Listen to a summary of the story. Meet Rachel Otwell By Randy Eccles • Sep 30, 2018 Tara McClellan McAndrew explores a past experience of NPR Illinois reporter Rachel Otwell. As McCarter Awaits Confirmation, Experts Describe Kenya's Challenges By Sam Dunklau • Mar 29, 2018 Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois Illinois State Sen. Kyle McCarter’s nomination to be the U.S. ambassador to Kenya comes at a time of challenges for the African nation.