Head shot of John Hanlon.
Illinois Innocence Project
November 17, 2017

Illinois Innocence Project Wins Grant For DNA Testing

The Illinois Innocence Project, based at the University of Illinois Springfield, has won a $641,000 grant for DNA testing intended to help exonerate wrongfully convicted inmates. 


Rev. Jesse Jackson
Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images
November 17, 2017

Jesse Jackson Says He Has Parkinson’s Disease

The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has Parkinson's disease, saying that he first noticed symptoms "about three years ago."


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NPR
October 24, 2017

Poll: Most American Think Their Own Group Faces Discrimination

Majorities in many ethnic, identity and racial groups in America believe that discrimination exists against their own group, across many areas of people's daily lives, according to a poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


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.
 


An artist's rendering of two black holes.
Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab
June 16, 2017

Black Holes Collide; University Layoffs; ‘A Selfish Plan To Save The World’

On the 21st: What happens when black holes collide? We get a down-to-earth explanation from Northwestern University researchers of some of the most violent and energetic processes in the universe. Plus, the state budget crisis has led to more than 2,000 jobs cut at public universities, and social entrepreneur Justin Dillon shares why he thinks everyone can make a difference.


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