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The 21st Show

How To Retire Well; Cook County Amusement Tax; Live in Studio: Trombari Jazz

On the next 21st: We'll get advice from retirees, a financial planner, and healthy aging expert for how to plan for - and enjoy - retirement. We'll also learn about why small music venues are being asked to pay thousands of dollars in unexpected taxes and meet a jazz band that will be performing in Illinois this weekend.

 In this April 28, 2015 file photo, former Tribune Company CEO Dennis FitzSimons who is part of the group, Independent Map Amendment speaks at a news conference in Chicago.
Sophia Tareen/Associated Press
News Local/State

Illinois Redistricting Referendum Won’t Appear On Ballot

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries is unconstitutional, meaning it can't appear on the November ballot. Gov. Bruce Rauner responded Thursday, saying the decision "does nothing to stem the outflow or change people’s views of how the system is rigged and corrupt."

Dr. David Gill
David Gill campaign
News Local/State

Judge Keeps David Gill On 13th Congressional District Ballot

Bloomington physician David Gill has successfully sued to keep his name on the ballot in Illinois' 13th Congressional race. David Gill is running as an independent, and failed to file the number of valid signatures required by Illinois law. A federal judge says Gill must remain on the ballot, but the Illinois Attorney General is reviewing the judge's order.

George Sherman at the Central Park Theatre.
John Owens/for Illinois Issues
News Local/State

Illinois Issues: Historic Dilemma

Efforts to preserve historic buildings in low-income and inner-city neighborhoods throughout the state face challenges — like the lack of access to financing and restoration projects taking a back seat to more pressing issues in the community.