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Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill)
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News Local/State

Rauner Should Personally Negotiate With AFSCME: Manar

Andy Manar, whose Illinois Senate district includes a large number of state employees, is once again challenging Republican Governor Bruce Rauner to personally negotiate with AFSCME, the state’s largest government union.  

President Obama and Chicago Cubs
Carolyn Kaster/AP
The 21st Show

President Obama Honors Cubs; Research: Link Between Violence & PTSD; New Book About The Human Body

On the next 21st: We'll discuss the World Series champion Chicago Cubs visit to the White House yesterday. Plus, we learn about research that finds a link between shootings, violence and post-traumatic stress disorder, and we talk with a medical doctor turned journalist about his new book that addresses some of the most common - and quirky - questions people have about the human body. 

In this Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters after meeting with legislative leaders during veto session in Springfield.
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
News Local/State

Gov. Rauner Signs School, Daycare Lead-Testing Law

Illinois elementary schools and day care centers must test drinking water sources for lead and notify parents of the results under legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The plan for required one-time testing takes effect immediately and applies to schools with students up to grade 5 and facilities built before 2000.

President Barack Obama holds up a personalized Chicago Cubs baseball jersey presented to him for a group photo during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, where the president honored the 2016 World Series Champion bas
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press
News Local/State

World Series Champion Cubs Honored At The White House

In one of his final events before leaving office, President Barack Obama honored the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs at the White House Monday. He was joined by members of the team, coaching staff, front office, and Cub Hall of Famers like Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, and Ryne Sandberg.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The 21st Show

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the 21st: We talk about what it looks like to carry on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy, with a pastor in Champaign who was involved in the civil rights movement in Illinois during the 1950s and 1960s. We also speak with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to learn about the connection between Dr. King and President Abraham Lincoln. 

H. Lee Holsapple, sheriff of Macon County, Illinois from 1986 to 1998.
Macon County Sheriff's Department
News Local/State

H. Lee Holsapple, Former Macon Co Sheriff, Dies

H. Lee Holsapple, who served as Macon County Sheriff from 1986 to 1998, has died at the age of 80.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department says Holsapple passed away from natural causes Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.