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The 21st Show - October 23, 2018

IL Candidate Positions on Student Loan Debt; Catholic Diocese Lawsuits; Sears’ Radical Past

On The 21st: Four plaintiffs have sued every Catholic diocese in the state of Illinois. They say they were abused by members of the clergy and, that church leaders covered it up. Plus, with Sears bankruptcy filing, many are thinking about the retailer’s storied history. That past includes how the company’s catalog helped disrupt Jim Crow-era racism. But first, Americans owe a total of nearly 1.5 trillion dollars in student loans. We’ll break down where Illinois’ candidates stand on how to fix the problem of student debt.

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News Local/State - October 22, 2018

Champaign County Auditor’s Race: The Banker Vs The Accountant

Two years ago, Democrat George Danos lost a bid (his second one) for Champaign County Auditor to Republican John Farney by just 36 votes. Farney is now interim County Treasurer. And Danos is running again for auditor --- this time, against Farney’s replacement, Diane Michaels.

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Betsy Dirksen Londrigan and Rodney Davis
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News Local/State - October 19, 2018

Fact Check: Davis, Londrigan Muddy The Water On Health Care, Tax Overhaul

Health care, trade, and the tax overhaul are three of the biggest issues in the race for the 13th Congressional District between incumbent Rodney Davis and challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. Those issues are also where the candidates are getting sloppy with the facts.

Dick Durbin and Betsy Dirksen Londrigan
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan for Congress
The 21st Show - October 17, 2018

Congressional Candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan; Kennedy Browne Exhibit; Chicago’s Recycling Problem

On the 21st: We sat down with Betsy Dirksen Londrigan who is hoping to unseat Republican Congressman Rodney Davis in the 13th Congressional district. Plus, the Irish artistic duo Kennedy Browne joined us to talk about their first US exhibition which is at the Krannert Art Museum. And, we discuss why Chicago has the worst recycling rate of any major metropolitan area in the country. 

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