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The 21st Show

Shot in the Dark Documentary; 1968 Discussion Revisited at UIUC; Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Daiber

On The 21st: We talk about the new documentary, "Shot in the Dark," which follows young basketball stars from Orr Academy on the West Side of Chicago. We also hear about an event at the University of Illinois this weekend that is re-igniting a 50 year old discussion on campus. And, we continue our series of gubernatorial candidate interviews today with Bob Daiber. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency in 2015.
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News Local/State

Local 150 Sues Rauner, Anticipating ‘Janus’ Loss

An Illinois labor union is suing Gov. Bruce Rauner over an Illinois law. The case — filed Thursday afternoon in federal court — expects bad news for labor in the (potential) landmark Janus v. AFSCME case before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Decatur businessman and 101st Illinois House District candidate Dan Caulkins.
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News Local/State

Dan Caulkins Hopes To Join New Wave Of IL House Freshman

Dan Caulkins hopes to be one of at least 25 new members of the Illinois House next year. The Decatur businessman, Eastern Illinois University trustee and former Decatur City Councilman is one of three candidates on the March 20th primary ballot for the Republican nomination for the House seat in the 101st District.  That seat is one of several in the Illinois House where incumbents have announced their retirements, after a grueling two-year budget impasse.

Chief Illiniwek
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The 21st Show

Chief Illiniwek Controversy Carries On; Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Kennedy

On the 21st: With Chief Illiniwek continuing to be a controversial matter at the University of Illinois, we talk to New York Times reporter Mitch Smith, as well as Champaign resident Breelyn Fay and University Student Body President Raneem Shamseldin about their takes on the issue. Also, we continue our governor candidate interviews with Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy.