Seth Perlman/AP
August 16, 2017

Gov. Rauner Says TRUST Act Is Currently ‘Under Review’

In a change from a commitment Gov. Bruce Rauner had previously made to immigrant rights groups, the Illinois TRUST Act, a bill that would limit the ways local police help federal authorities enforce immigration law, is currently “under review.”


Democratic State Sen. Daniel Biss talks with Niala Boodhoo about how his family survived the Holocaust - and why the rise of white supremacists is compelling him to share his family's story.
Alan Montecillo/Illinois Public Media
August 16, 2017

Illinois Reacts To Charlottesville Violence & Trump’s Response; State Fair Auction

On the 21st: The weekend events of Charlottesville continue to reverberate with President Trump’s insistence that yesterday that the violence was caused by “both sides.” Today, we talked with different people in Illinois about how they’re processing this. Plus, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs the live auction taking place at the state fair this weekend.
 


naturalization ceremony
Mark Lennihan/AP
August 15, 2017

Illinois TRUST Act Aims To Protect Immigrants; Co-Working Spaces With Flexible Childcare

On the 21st: Immigration rights activists in Illinois are waiting for Governor Bruce Rauner to sign a bill that limits the ways local police enforce immigration laws. Plus, despite the rise of co-working spaces across the country, there aren’t a lot of  options for parents with young children. We learn about a new co-working space with flexible childcare that's coming to central Illinois and discuss the challenges entrepreneurs face when it comes to balancing careers and kids.


Urbana attorney Erika Harold has announced a bid for the Republican nomination for Illinois Attorney General.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
August 15, 2017

Harold Announces Bid For Illinois Attorney General

Urbana attorney Erika Harold is running for Illinois Attorney General. Harold announced this morning that she will seek the Republican nomination to run against the four-term incumbent, Democrat Lisa Madigan.


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