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.

City Water, Light and Power crews traveled to Lake Worth, Florida, to help restore power after Hurricane Irma.
Bill Mathews/City Water, Light and Power
September 15, 2017

Illinois Utilities Send Help After Hurricane Irma

A dozen linemen from Springfield’s City Water, Light and Power repaired electricity lines Thursday in the hurricane-damaged town of Lake Worth, Florida, about 60 miles north of Miami.

Judah Christian School in Champaign.
Travis Stansel/Illinois Public Media
September 15, 2017

School Scholarship Tax Credits Are Coming To Illinois—Here’s How They Work

Illinois is preparing to launch a pilot program to test out tax credits for donors to private school scholarships. The five-year $75 million program served as a bargaining chip drawing Republican support to the education funding reform bill that Governor Bruce Rauner signed last month. But less has been said about how it will actually work. 

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