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The 21st: Statutes Of Limitation, #MoreThanMean, & Political Roundup

On the next 21st: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert would have been charged with sexual assault if the statute of limitations on his crimes hadn’t run out. State Attorney General Lisa Madigan will join us to explain why she thinks the law should be changed. Plus, we'll talk about women and online harassment and Chicago State University's recent announcement to lay off 300 employees.

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Outpouring Of Signatures For Change In Redistricting Process

A measure to change Illinois’ constitution affecting how legislative districts are drawn is one step closer to making it onto the November ballot.  The Independent Maps campaign has raised more than 580,000 signatures in support of the proposal, twice the number required.

Tom Barnes once served as the mayor of Gary, Indiana. He says Gary did more for Donald Trump than his casino did for the city.
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Former Gary Mayor Remembers When Trump Came To Town

Earlier this week, Trump received the endorsement of former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight -- one of the state’s most famous Hoosiers. But, Trump lost out on another prominent endorsement Friday when Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced he’s throwing his support behind Texas Senator Ted Cruz. 

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Noose, Swastikas Reported On U Of I Campus

Police at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus are investigating the appearance of three large swastikas in campus buildings while administrators say an employee has been fired over an apparently unrelated noose left on a table in a work area.