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In this Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, fans watch an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions, at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Chicago Bears and the NFL Players Association are at odds over a worker compensation benefit bill in th
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The 21st Show

Workers Compensation For Athletes; Heart Disease and Women’s Health; Natural Hair Bias

On the next 21st: Why is the NFL paying attention to laws in Springfield? We’ll talk about why a proposal in the Statehouse has attracted the attention of the NFL Players Association, and hear from an Illinois lawmaker and the head of the Illinois Manufacturers Association about what they would like to see happen with worker’s comp laws. Plus, Heart disease is the leading cause of death among most American women. But are women paying attention? And, we talk about the issue of “hair bias” when it comes to natural hair worn by black women.

Illini Te'jon Lucas (3) dribbles past Northwestern's Bryant McIntosh (30) Tuesday night in Champaign.
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News Local/State

Illini Men Sweep Wildcats For First Big Ten Winning Streak In Two Years

The Illini men's basketball team beat Northwestern 66-50 last night in Champaign. It's the first back-to-back Big Ten wins for Illinois since the end of the 2015 season.

Malcolm Hill led all scorers with 18 points, and added five rebounds and five assists. 

U of I Law Professor Francis Boyle addresses the Urbana City Council on December 19, 2016, in support of the Sanctuary City measure that leaders passed on a 5-1 vote.
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News Local/State

What It Means To Be A Sanctuary City In Urbana

On Tuesday, the Trump Administration released details on new policies to ramp up federal immigration detentions and deportations. Ahead of the move, Urbana joined hundreds of other cities in declaring itself a sanctuary city – meaning they’ll offer some protections to people in the country illegally. That could cost the city roughly $1 million in federal funds, based on recent executive orders from the president.