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The White House
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President-elect Biden is set to deliver remarks in which he will "outline his vaccination and economic rescue legislative package." Biden has long said that the most recent coronavirus relief legislation did not go far enough in delivering critical help, and that a new package would be a top priority for his incoming administration.

US Capitol
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The U.S. House of Representatives is debating an article of impeachment against President Trump following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. The article charges Trump with incitement of insurrection. Watch the debate and vote live. 

The debate is set to begin at 8 a.m. CST.

US Capitol
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The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Trump's duties. The effort comes as the House is also pursuing a second impeachment against the president over the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Watch the House proceedings live. Coverage will begin Tuesday evening. 

US Capitol
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Members of Congress are formally counting the Electoral College votes. A group of Republicans is planning to object to the results, citing false claims of widespread voter fraud. President Trump continues to baselessly claim that he won the election rather than Joe Biden, who is set to be sworn into office on Jan. 20. Watch the proceedings live.

The event is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. CST

Georgia Runoff Elections
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Georgians are voting in two Senate runoff elections on Tuesday. Incumbent Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue face Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. The races were too close to call in November and now their outcome determines the balance of power in the Senate. Follow the results live.

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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the state’s current response and action plan for managing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Illinois.

The virtual event begins at 12 p.m. CST

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The White House
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Delaware, days before Christmas. Biden received the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, as cases soar in the U.S., and Congress agreed on a massive relief package.

The event will air at 1:30 p.m.

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Carbondale, IL – Nancy Maxwell has been both a rape crisis medical/legal advocate and rape crisis counselor at The Women’s Center for almost 10 years. She ran the women’s empowerment group at the Eurma Hayes Center in Carbondale for many years with few resources. Nancy has been fighting for social justice and spearheading the anti-rape movement for over a decade in Southern Illinois.

The White House
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr is set to give an update on the investigation into the 1988 bombing of a passenger plane over Lockerbie, Scotland. The update will begin at 9:30 CST

The White House
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President-elect Joe Biden is introducing key members of his incoming climate team. The nominees and appointees include Rep. Deb Haaland for interior secretary, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary and Gina McCarthy as national climate adviser. Anouncement will begin at 1:30 p.m.

We're celebrating the season a little differently this year. Stephine Whiteside talks with residents to learn how they’re creating new traditions to celebrate the holidays remotely this year. Follow Mark McDonald to Holiday Card Lane where he visits a festive drive-thru lights installation.

The Capitol Building
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A panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration weighs the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna in a daylong public meeting. A committee vote will guide the FDA's decision about authorizing the vaccine for emergency use during the pandemic. The hearing will begin at 8 a.m. CST.

The Capitol Building
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NPR will have a live video stream of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing examining the alleged role of Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family in the opioid epidemic.

The hearing will begin at 8 a.m. CST

Biden Transition
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President-elect Joe Biden is announcing his pick to lead the Defense Department, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin. Watch his remarks live at 12:30 p.m. CST

The White House
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President Trump is speaking at a summit about efforts to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine. Watch his remarks and others in the administration live at approx. 2 p.m. CST.

Biden Transition
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President-elect Joe Biden is formally announcing his pick for health secretary and other key health positions after releasing their names on Monday.

Watch their introductions live at 12:40 p.m. CST.

The White House
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President-elect Joe Biden is introducing key members of his incoming economic team.

InFocus Host Julie Staley
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2020 has proven to be altogether different. Journey across the region to learn how local government, charitable organizations, and community groups are responding to the changing needs of their communities. In this episode, InFocus talks with members of the business community to learn what the public can do to support the local economy; follow episode host Julie Staley to the Illinois State Museum to learn about their plans for taking history virtual.

Journey across the region to learn how local government, charitable organizations, and community groups are responding to the changing needs of their communities. InFocus aires Thursday, November 26th at 7 p.m.

Election 2020: Local Results

Nov 4, 2020

Voter turnout was strong across southern Illinois, with many choosing to vote early or mail their ballots.

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Sentate Election Results
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House Election Results
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Presidential Election Results
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Election 2020 Live Blog
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Nov. 3 is the final voting day of the 2020 election. The Presidency as well as several key Senate, House, and Gubernatorial races are on the line. Follow NPR’s live coverage and results as they come in.

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Daily COVID Update

Oct 11, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 2,727 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 9 additional confirmed deaths.

That brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 319,150, including 8,984 deaths.

Daily COVID Update

Oct 10, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,905 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, along with 31 additional deaths. The overall number of coronavirus cases is 316,423 since the pandemic began, and the death toll stands at 8,975.

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