Fermilap scientist
Fermi National Accelerator Lab
January 26, 2017

The Trump Administration & Scientific Research; Tuition-Free Illinois; The Dear Women Project

On the 21st: We talked with scientists from across the state about their concerns regarding President Trump and the new administration, and spoke with a former Fermilab physicist who’s now in Congress. Plus, we learned about an idea for tuition-free college, and talked about a new project aimed at encouraging women with handwritten notes.


Chart shown during city council presentation by the Champaign Police Complaint Working Group on how to handle citizen complaints.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
January 24, 2017

Champaign Council Signs Off On Plan For Citizen Review Of Police

Champaign’s City Council has unanimously signed off on new procedures for citizen review of police complaints, though some members admit the plan isn’t perfect. Tuesday’s vote comes after prior attempts to create a citizen review board in Champaign with greater powers had fallen short.


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January 24, 2017

The Trump Administration & Illinois Manufacturing; Drug Interactions; Mark Morris Dance Group

On the 21st: We continued our week-long series on the impact of a Trump presidency on Illinois' economy with a discussion about manufacturing and jobs. Plus, we talked about Governor Rauner's plan to protect pharmacy customers from risky drug combinations and discussed how is Illinois divided on the soda vs. pop question. We also spoke with the founder of Mark Morris Dance Group, which will be performing in Urbana this weekend.


Participants in Saturday's Women's March in downtown Champaign make their way down Park Avenue.
Travis Stansel/Illinois Public Media
January 21, 2017

An Estimated 5,000 Attend Women’s March In Downtown Champaign

On a day that has seen huge crowds in cities across the country, the Champaign County Young Democrats brought out an estimated 5,000 people to protest Friday's inauguration of President Donald Trump. Following a series of speeches in Westside Park Saturday, the group made its way through downtown Champaign. The event was touted as an official sister march to the national Women's March on Washington.


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