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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Springfield
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News Local/State

Rauner Won’t Endorse Trump Or Attend GOP Convention

A member of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says he won't be supporting Donald Trump as the party's nominee for president.  The governor's aide also says he will skip the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. 

In this April 28, 2014 photo, students walk past the Alma Mater statue, a landmark on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana
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News Local/State

Senate Approves 60-Percent Funding For Universities

A $454 million bill to increase funding for financially struggling Illinois colleges and universities has cleared the state Senate. Lawmakers approved the bill on a near unanimous vote and sent the measure to the House on Thursday.

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The 21st Show

Nonprofit Hospitals; State Parks; Captain America

On the next 21st: Seven out of 10 of the most profitable hospitals in the US are nonprofit - we'll find out what it takes for a hospital to achieve nonprofit status. Plus, a local radio host joins us to share why he took action to help reopen a state park in Madison County. 

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Behind The Failure Of The Graduated Income Tax

Despite recent hype over the possibility of legislators putting questions on the November ballot to change the constitution, the Illinois House adjourned Wednesday without even voting on proposed amendments. Their lack of action means voters won't be asked whether they want to change how they're taxed.