The 21st Show

The ‘Radium Girls’; Illinois Politics Update; Snow Salt Alternatives; AG Candidate Kwame Raoul


Darlene Halm cleans grass and debris from the graves of family members at the St. Columba Cemetary Friday, July 31, 1998, in Ottawa, Ill. Halm has watched members of her family die of cancer, including her aunt Margret Looney, one of the first victims of radiation poisoning from the Radium Dial Co. in 1929. Beth A. Keiser/AP

On the 21st: We continue our week in Springfield, today from the WUIS studios. We hear about the 'Radium Girls' of Ottawa, Illinois and the health problems that they suffered after working at the Illinois Radium Dial company. Plus, your Illinois politics update on the eve of the budget address. Also, what alternatives are there to using salt to melt ice in the winter? And, we continue our series of attorney general interviews, this time with Sen. Kwame Raoul. 

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