On the 21st: We talked with the Chicago Tribune reporter who led the investigation into the pork industry in Illinois, and heard a response from the industry. Plus, we got an update on what's going on with politics in Illinois.
On the 21st: We heard from researchers who have developed a drug delivery system to treat dogs with bone cancer. We also spoke about Illinois's political power struggle, learned about a fishing tournament aimed at eliminating invasive species, and heard from the co-owner of a central Illinois music venue that will be hosting a punk music festival this weekend.
On the 21st: We talked about the outreach that the Illinois Department of Family Services is making to the broader LGBT community to help place LGBT children in foster and adoptive homes. Also, we had the story of a Belvidere woman whose dog was missing for more than a month - and the happy ending helped along by strangers. Plus, we learned about the White House initiative on precision medicine and checked in on the attempt in Chillicothe at a world record for the longest line of pencils.
The 90-year old actor made a grand entrance Thursday, riding up to Danville High School in a replica of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' with a performance by the school's show choir. Van Dyke is back to mark the launch a foundation to restore his childhood home, and help fund careers in the arts for young people.
On The 21st: We talked to three school district superintendents from across the state to hear first-hand how the lack of money is affecting students, teachers and programs. Plus, what dog owners can do to avoid canine influenza.
On the 21st: We asked librarians to recommend their favorite reads for summer and talked to the author of the new book "The Very Good Gospel." Plus, we spoke with a food safety expert about the massive nationwide recall of flour and got tips from ecologists for how to keep bunnies out of your garden.
On The 21st: Scientists have found eggs in male fish in the Des Plaines river, and researchers suspect the culprit is pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in the water. What does that mean for fish, and for us? Plus, we learn about the migration of monarch butterflies from Mexico to Canda, and get a preview of what we can expect from lawmakers in Springfield this week.
On The 21st: We talked with Dave Isay, author of a new StoryCorps book about careers and callings. Plus, we learned what birders can expect at the 8th annual bird migration festival, and talked about the Cubs' recent successes.
On The 21st: John Oliver's take-down of science journalism goes viral - why does the media so often get it wrong? Plus, we talked about immigration, migrant workers, and your family’s stories of why they came to this country.
Today on the 21st: Schools across Illinois are starting to create policies to provide transgender students with access to restrooms that match their gender identity. What do advocates want? Plus, we learned about a herd of bison in Illinois that live in a surprising location.