Cardinal Blase Cupich, Diana Rauner and Gov. Bruce Rauner at the Vatican in Rome.
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November 21, 2016

Gov. Rauner’s Roman Holiday

At least one Republican lawmaker complained that last week’s veto session ended after only two days. But GOP Governor Bruce Rauner wasn’t around for more budget meetings anyway. Instead, he was in Rome, along with his wife Diana and daughter Katherine. And Rauner wasn’t the only Illinois politician in Italy. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and State Senate President John Cullerton, a Democrat, were there too, all to witness Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich become a cardinal.


immigration rally
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November 15, 2016

How Trump’s Presidency Affects DACA; Police-Community Relations; Elissa Altman’s New Memoir

On the 21st: We discussed concerns regarding the possible loss of protections from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy, which president-elect Donald Trump has said he would rescind. We also talked with a retired police officer about building trust with the community, and spoke with the author of the memoir "Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw."


building construction
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September 09, 2016

Building: A Habitat Home And A LEGO Skyscraper

On the 21st: We spoke with three Illinois religious leaders who are part of an interfaith effort to build a Habitat for Humanity house. Plus, we met the artist behind the LEGO exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and learned about the effect toys can have on children's perceptions of their own abilities.


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