Pile of guns
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December 20, 2017

Getting Guns Illegally In Chicago; Common Sense Eating; Racial Bias In Basketball Officiating

On this encore edition of The 21st: We revisit our conversation with ProPublica's Mick Dumke and his investigative piece on how people get illegal guns in Chicago. Plus, Dr. Aaron Carroll tells why you shouldn't fret too much about overeating during the holidays. And, why high school basketball fans and coaches Rockford felt they were treated unfairly by an all-white officiating crew.


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December 18, 2017

Illinois Gift Ideas; Lit Magazine ‘Jaggery’; Seniors Facing Hunger; Fish Returning To Illinois River

On this encore edition of The 21st: With the holidays fast approaching, we provide some local gift ideas. Plus, why native fish are returning to the Illinois River in record numbers. We'll also dive into the food insecurity challenges facing seniors in America, and learn about 'Jaggery,' a Chicago-based online lit magazine geared toward South Asians in America and around the world.


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December 13, 2017

Testing for Krabbe Disease; The Juvenile Justice System; Rockford Brothers’ ‘Letters from War’

On The 21st: Is Illinois meeting its goal in terms of testing newborns for the devastating neurological condition known as Krabbe disease? Plus, we learn why critics say a southern Illinois juvenile justice facility has become “a pipeline to prison,” and we hear about a Rockford family’s recently uncovered WWII story. 


December 12, 2017

Healthcare Sign-Up Deadline; Sexual Assault In Prisons; Climate Change and Farming; Winter Pets

On The 21st: The deadline to pick a health insurance plan for next year through Get Covered Illinois is Friday at 11 p.m. What do you need to know before then? Plus, how sexual assault in prison is often ignored. Also, we'll learn how climate change affects farmers in Illinois, and hear from a veterinarian about whether your pets really need to wear coats in winter weather. 


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