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Congressman Says Farm Bill Negotiations Will Protect Farmers Concerned About Looming Trade War

Rep. John Shimkus’ 15th Congressional District includes steelworkers near Granite City, whose jobs were restored shortly after President Trump imposed tariffs, and soybean farmers whose prices took a hit after China retaliated with their own tariffs. Shimkus said his top priority throughout the Farm Bill negotiations will be the agricultural safety net that will offer protections to farmers concerned about a looming trade war.

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The 21st Show

Is The DOJ Keeping Money From Illinois Over Immigration?; Local Murals; Illinois Politics

On the 21st: Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says that the federal government is withholding money for local law enforcement because of the state's immigration policies. Plus, what one local town is doing to try and keep its community art from disappearing. And, we'll review the week in Illinois politics, including two gun control bills that became law.