A faculty-student panel at the University of Illinois has passed a measure that renews a commitment to diversity, and a welcoming climate for minority and LGBT students in the wake of the presidential election. But there was also a fair amount of debate at Monday’s meeting of the Urbana Campus Senate - primarily over whether the 'Resolution on an Inclusive Campus Senate' needed further review.
On the next 21st: We'll talk to residents in Casey, Illinois, where the town has gone from a manufacturing area to a tourist attraction thanks to some "World's Largest" items; Plus, we'll speak with the team behind the "Stranded by The State" video series that focuses on Illinois' state budget impasse.
On the 21st: A rebroadcast of our interview with WBEZ Chicago's South Side reporter Natalie Moore - about her book "The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation." Plus, we discussed NPR's "Hidden Brain" podcast with host Shankar Vedantam.
The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny a permit for the construction of a key section of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision essentially halts the construction on the 1,172-mile oil pipeline about half a mile south of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The decision is also a victory for the thousands of demonstrators across the country who flocked to North Dakota in protest.