Urbana Ward 7 Alderwoman Diane Marlin, who's announced her candidacy for mayor.
Della Perrone Photography
June 17, 2016

Urbana Alderwoman Marlin Plans Mayoral Run

Ward 7 Alderwoman Diane Marlin says she wants to be become 'the city's biggest cheeleader,' and adopt a positive tone in launching her campaign for mayor.  She admits the fight over property tax exemptions at the city's two hospitals are hurting finances, but also says it's taking up too much of the focus on the city. 

A current image from the Danville riverfront area.
City of Danville
June 16, 2016

Concepts For Danville’s Riverfront Plan On Display

The city of Danville has released a lengthy report that shows off a future vision for the downtown development along the Vermilion River.  The concept drawings in the 101-page report on recreational use include picnic areas, walkways, and larger projects like an amphitheater, but there are no imminent plans for work that will rely largely on grant funds.

Two people hold an American flag and a LGBTQ Pride Flag at a Champaign, IL, Vigil for Orlando
Travis Stansel
June 15, 2016

List Of Upcoming Vigils Across Illinois To Honor Orlando Shooting Victims

We've compiled a list of upcoming vigils being held across Illinois to honor the 49 victims slain in the Orlando nightclub shooting. If you know of any more upcoming vigils, please email us at talk@21stShow.org, message us on our Facebook page, or tweet to us at @21stshow, and we'll add your submission to this list.

A crowd at West Side Park in Champaign remembers the shooting victims in Orlando.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
June 15, 2016

Hundreds Remember Orlando Shooting Victims

Hundreds of people turned out in Champaign’s West Side Park Tuesday evening to remember the 49 people killed and 52 injured in last weekend’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Campaign button featuring Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver
USA Americana Auctions
June 15, 2016

1st-Ever Televised Presidential Debate From 1956 Now Online

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield has put the first-ever televised presidential debate on YouTube --- featuring former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II and Tennessee Senator Estes Kaufauver from 1956.

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