Rainbow Flag.
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January 23, 2018

State Of Trump: Illinois Makes Headway With LGBTQ+ Policies

President Donald Trump’s administration has been in power for a year now. “State of Trump” is our series discussing what’s changed in the state, and what might be ahead. Brian Johnson is CEO of Equality Illinois, in the interview below he tells us about the organization's focus going forward, as well as the laws related to LGBTQ+ rights and protections that passed in 2017:


Neil Calderon teaches U.S. history, government, and world history at Springfield Southeast High School.
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January 23, 2018

State Of Trump: Teaching Current Events In 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration has been in power for a year now. “State of Trump” is our series discussing what’s changed in the state, and what might be ahead. Today we hear from high school government teacher Neil Calderon about how the Trump presidency has affected the way he teaches:


Susan Stolkes, a Springfield resident, stands in front of fresh produce being offered in January at the Central Counties Health Centers' food pantry.
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January 23, 2018

Illinois Issues: A Prescription For Fruits And Veggies

Health centers in Illinois are forming partnerships with local food banks to offer fresh fruits and vegetables to some patients. With an estimated 1.5 million residents in the state classified as food insecure by the U.S. census, could this be a key approach to improving food access?


Illini Kipper Nichols (2) converts a left-handed hook shot despite the defensive pressure of Michigan State's Kenny Goins
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January 23, 2018

Spartans Set Shooting Record, Down Illini 87-74

Michigan State converted 68% of its field goal attempts and out-rebounded the Illini men 37-15 en route to an 87-74 win last night in Champaign.


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January 22, 2018

Government Shutdown, Women Campaign Managers, Homeless Hospital Patients, Illinois Politics Update

On The 21st: A quick update on how Illinois was affected by the now brief federal government shutdown. Also, we talk to Erica Sagrans about why more women should work on political campaigns. Plus, every day hospitals have to figure out how to help patients who are chronically homeless; three experts discuss the strategies they are using in their hospitals. And, we get the latest in Illinois politics.


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