Afternoon Round-Up 5/14/12

May 14, 2012

Today on NPR: Companies are using algorithms to guess your favorite film, track the development of the Occupy movement and predict insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Illinois Legislature:

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn may use an executive order to establish a health insurance exchange in his state.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he’ll work with legislators to allow gay marriage in the state. Quinn helped get civil unions approved in legislature last year and now doesn’t want to wait for the courts to act first.


A cash-strapped state Office for the Blind is coping by implementing a number of policy changes, and they’re all cost saving measures.

Jackson Purchase:

Murray State Athletics is searching for a new softball coach.

A flotilla carrying the replacement span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge and two massive cranes will complete its trip today.