People help an injured women in Mexico City during the earthquake on Tuesday.
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September 20, 2017

Powerful Quake Devastates Central Mexico, Leaving More Than 200 Dead

The head of Mexico's civil defense agency has lowered the number of people confirmed dead in Tuesday's earthquake. Luis Felipe Puente now says 217 people were killed. Earlier he said the death toll was 248. He gave no explanation for the revised number.


abortion protest
Collage of two AP photos by J. Scott Applewhite
September 19, 2017

Rauner Mum On Abortion Bill

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he will comment on an abortion bill once it reaches his desk.


Governor Rauner
Seth Perlman/AP
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.


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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September 06, 2017

Updates On DACA; Books For Children Coping With Natural Disasters; Building A Bionic Hand

On the 21st: On Tuesday, The Trump administration decided to end DACA in six months. We found out what that would mean for Illinois families by speaking to a University of Illinois senior and a Chicago immigration attorney. Plus, we talked to experts about helping children cope with natural disasters and also learned about an Illinois company building an affordable bionic hand for amputees. 


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