A demonstrator waves a flag from a minivan during protests Sunday over the acquittal of former St. Louis cop Jason Stockey. A third day of protests started peacefully before a smaller group smashed windows downtown.
Ryan Delaney/KWMU
September 18, 2017

Protests In St. Louis; Vietnam War & Agent Orange; College Enrollment & Rankings; Illinois Politics

On the 21st: We learned how demonstrators in St. Louis have been responding to the news that a white police officer has been acquitted over the fatal shooting of a black man. We also learned about Illinois' ties to Agent Orange and the Vietnam War, discussed the long-term impact of the state's budget stalemate on higher education, and got the latest in Illinois politics.


Foellinger Auditorium
University of Illinois Public Affairs
September 17, 2017

Rauner Announces Fellowship For U Of I Students To Study In China

Gov. Bruce Rauner has wrapped up a nine-day trade mission to China. A news release Sunday says the Republican signed an agreement for a program between Wanxiang  Group Corp. in Hangzhou and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Banner for C-U Pride Fest.
Jim Meadows, Illinois Public Media
September 15, 2017

Annual Parade To Highlight C-U Pride Fest

Champaign-Urbana’s annual gay pride parade takes place Saturday, September 16, at 4 PM in downtown Champaign. The parade is the most popular event in the annual C-U Pride Fest.


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
Courtesy Illinois Attorney General's Office
September 15, 2017

Attorney General Lisa Madigan Won’t Run For 5th Term

The Chicago Democrat made the announcement Friday, reversing previous public statements that she'd run again in 2018. In the statement she says it's time to seek a "new challenge."


prison cell
Flickr/Thomas Hawk/(CC BY-NC 2.0)
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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