Mattoon Community School District 2.
Mattoon Community School District 2.
September 21, 2017

Shooting At Mattoon High School; Kultura Festival; Shawnee’s Snake Road; Cubs Corn Maze

On the 21st: We got the latest on the situation at Mattoon High School, where a student opened fire yesterday, injuring another student. Plus, a Filipino food and arts festival in Chicago will showcase Filipino chefs from the Midwest. We also learned about efforts to protect endangered snakes at Shawnee National Forest and take a visit to a corn maze celebrating the Chicago Cubs.


Governor Rauner
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September 19, 2017

Gov. Rauner On Trade Mission To China, Japan; Blue Cross Leaving Obamacare Exchange For Small Biz

On the 21st: Governor Rauner joined us to discuss his eight-day visit to China and Japan aimed at boosting Illinois business. We also heard from business leaders about what they’re hoping to see happen regarding international trade. Plus, we discussed the news that Illinois' largest health insurer is leaving the Obamacare exchange designed for small businesses.


A demonstrator waves a flag from a minivan during protests Sunday over the acquittal of former St. Louis cop Jason Stockey. A third day of protests started peacefully before a smaller group smashed windows downtown.
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September 18, 2017

Protests In St. Louis; Vietnam War & Agent Orange; College Enrollment & Rankings; Illinois Politics

On the 21st: We learned how demonstrators in St. Louis have been responding to the news that a white police officer has been acquitted over the fatal shooting of a black man. We also learned about Illinois' ties to Agent Orange and the Vietnam War, discussed the long-term impact of the state's budget stalemate on higher education, and got the latest in Illinois politics.


prison cell
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September 15, 2017

Medical Care In Illinois Prisons; ‘Racial Taboo’ Film; History Of Black Music Class

On this encore edition of the 21st: We learn why the ACLU of Illinois is suing the state for providing poor medical care to inmates. We also discuss a film that's sparking conversations about race across Illinois and meet a University of Illinois team that's reaching out to local high school students to discuss the history of black music.


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