U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

October 19, 2018

Sessions Says Reforms Of Chicago Police Could Boost Crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Friday that reforms planned for the Chicago police force could cause a surge in violent crime and pointed to the recent murder conviction of a police officer as evidence that such reforms aren't necessary because officers who break the law are already "prosecuted and jailed."


Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis in studio during the recording of "Wild, Wild, Wild."

Andy Goodwin

October 19, 2018

Robbie Fulks To Headline C-U Folk & Roots Festival

The tenth annual C-U Folk and Roots Festival got underway Thursday night in downtown Urbana. The headliner for the first Folk and Roots Festival in 2009 was award-winning musician Robbie Fulks. The Chicago-area resident and Pennsylvania native is back to headline this year’s event.


State Sen. Melinda Bush, co-chair of the Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention.

Illinois Senate Democrats

October 19, 2018

IL + #MeToo: Who Watches The Watchmen?

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media (after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke.) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected.


Andrew Gill/WBEZ

October 18, 2018

Gov. Rauner Apologizes To Quincy Veterans; Benedictine Wisdom For Today; Standing Rock Gallery

On the 21st: Last week during a gubernatorial debate in Quincy, Governor Rauner made his first apology to the families who lost loved ones to Legionnaires’ Disease at the Quincy veterans’ home. We’ll hear more about that debate and the state Attorney General’s criminal investigation into the the way the governor’s administration handled this outbreak. Plus, revisit our conversation with Bloomington writer Judy Valente about how wisdom from the sixth century can apply to today. And, we preview a photography exhibit at the American Indian Center of Chicago about the protests at Standing Rock. 


State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, on the floor of the Illinois Senate in 2017.

Brian Mackey/NPR Illinois

October 18, 2018

IL + #MeToo: On Bringing Diverse Voices To The Mix

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media (after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke.) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected. Today we hear from State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, a Democrat from Olympia Fields, which is in the Chicago area.


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