The 21st Show - March 04, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, March 4, 2020

On Today's 21st: You see them everywhere in Illinois. Video gambling machines at bars and restaurants. A new investigation from ProPublica Illinois finds the company's success may be more than beginner’s luck.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.

Travis Stansel/Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - March 03, 2020

IL-13 Front-runners Receive Out-Of-State Contributions

While many states will cast their ballots today on Super Tuesday, the candidates in Illinois' 13th Congressional District continue to run some of the most expensive campaigns in the country ahead of the March 17 primary. 

The 21st Show - March 03, 2020

The 21st—Tuesday, March 3, 2020

On Today's 21st: The 13th Congressional District Race in Illinois is drawing national attention and money. We talked to someone who wrote the book on money in politics in Illinois.  

The 21st Show - March 02, 2020

The 21st—Monday, March 2nd, 2020

On Today's 21st: Many disposable plastic products can take hundreds of years to decompose, filling up lakes and landfills in Illinois. We talked about proposed state bills that limit plastic waste.

Dana Cronin/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - February 27, 2020

Hemp Farmers Crop Being Stolen And Mistaken For Marijuana

For many farmers, 2019 was the first year of growing hemp, since it became legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. In addition to the normal challenges of farming, hemp growers have had to deal with a different kind of problem: theft.

The 21st Show - February 27, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, February 27, 2020

On Today's 21st: Some hemp growers in Illinois are finding that their plant is being mistaken for something else, marijuana, making their hemp crop a target for thieves. 

Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - February 27, 2020

Illinois Joins Push To Ban Hair Discrimination

Many black women and men say they've been denied work or educational opportunities because of the hairstyles or hair texture. A bill under consideration may make that kind of discrimination illegal in Illinois.

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