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Chanute Air Force Base / Closure Talk #499264

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 14, 1978
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(Studio) Report on controversy arising from Pentagon discussion of closing of Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Rantoul, Illinois) [Car Cleaner Larry DRENNAN - describes effect of town's uncertainty about Air Force Base destiny on his business J Details with regard to base, used for Air Force trainees, and its economic effect on village of Rantoul, Illinois, given. Chgs. of village mayor and others, mostly Republicans, that President Carter is trying to get back at them because he didn't carry Illinois stated. [Mayor Jack McJILTON - notes 4 of 5 military installations in state are on hit list.] [DRENNAN - says if base closed tomorrow, he'd consider Rantoul ghost town.]

Brinkley, David;
Kur, Bob

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