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In this March 18, 2014 file photo, voters cast their ballots in the Illinois primary in Hinsdale, Ill.
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Judge’s Ruling Reduces Election Day Registration In Illinois

A federal judge has scaled back Election Day voter registration for highly populated areas in Illinois, a decision that sides Republicans who claimed in a lawsuit that last year's extension of same-day registration is unconstitutional. Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan's move on Tuesday temporarily blocks wider same-day registration lawmakers put into effect in 2015.

New U of I Urbana Chancellor Robert Jones, joined by Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson at the Illini Union Wednesday.
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Robert Jones Begins Tenure As U Of I Urbana Chancellor

Even before his first official day on the job Monday, the new chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana campus felt he had to send out a campus-wide e-mail on Sunday to address the fatal shooting that happened in Champaign’s Campustown area late Saturday night.

From left: ABC reporter Quincy Howe, Sen. Estes Kefauver and Gov. Adlai Stevenson in a still from the first TV debate between two presidential candidates. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has one of two known copies of the broadcas
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
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In Rare Debate Footage, Seeds Of Modern Politics

On Monday night, Americans sat down to watch one of the most anticipated presidential debates in the country's history. It happens to fall on the anniversary of the first and most famous presidential debate -- between Nixon and Kennedy in 1960. But that was not the first time two presidential candidates went before T-V cameras together.

Undergraduate students Immanuel Campbell and Marques Webster create signs during a "Call To Action" event on the University of Illinois Main Quad on Sunday, September 25, 2016.
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The 21st Show

Conversations On Police Violence; Immigration In 2016 Election; Racial Health Inequities

On the next 21st: We'll talk about how conversations about recent police violence are changing. Plus, we'll discuss the trends driving fear of immigration in the 2016 election and talk with two medical doctors about why low-income racial minorities die of cancer at higher-than-average rates.

In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.
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Gill Denied By U.S. Supreme Court In Bid For 13th District

The country's high court has denied David Gill a place on the November 8 ballot as an independent candidate in Illinois' 13th Congressional District. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan denied the physician's request Monday. Gill says he plans to appeal to a different justice.