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The Capitol is seen in overcast skies as the 115th Congress convenes in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
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Illinois Asks Congress To Avoid Hasty ‘Obamacare’ Action

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is urging congressional leaders to avoid "hasty" or "incomplete" action as they proceed with a planned repeal of the Affordable Care Act. A letter dated Jan. 17 signed by Acting Illinois Insurance Director Jennifer Hammer says Congress and the states "must work together" to achieve "important reforms" in health care policy.

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The 21st Show

The Trump Administration & Illinois Manufacturing; Mark Morris Dance Group

On the next 21st: We continue our week-long series on the impact of a Trump presidency on Illinois' economy with a discussion about manufacturing and jobs. We'll also talk with the founder of Mark Morris Dance Group, which will be performing in Urbana this weekend.

Participants in Saturday's Women's March in downtown Champaign make their way down Park Avenue.
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An Estimated 5,000 Attend Women’s March In Downtown Champaign

On a day that has seen huge crowds in cities across the country, the Champaign County Young Democrats brought out an estimated 5,000 people to protest Friday's inauguration of President Donald Trump. Following a series of speeches in Westside Park Saturday, the group made its way through downtown Champaign. The event was touted as an official sister march to the national Women's March on Washington.

Protesters demonstrate against new U.S. President Donald Trump in Sydney, Australia.
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Women’s Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World

As the Women's March on Washington has swelled in support, attracting attention and supporters in the lead-up to Saturday's demonstrations, its name has become something of a misnomer. Sister marches have been organized in all 50 states, and in countries around the world.