John J. Kim/AP
March 05, 2018

The Latest In The Governor’s Race; Tax Revenue From Airbnb; ‘IlliNoise’ Podcast

On The 21st: Airbnb has collected $9.3 million in taxes on behalf of hosts in the state of Illinois. What's going on with these taxes? Plus, we talk to Chicago journalist Ellen Mayer about her podcast IlliNoise. But first, a new story from the Chicago Sun-Times shows that nearly a quarter of the money contributed to political campaigns in the state came from four men. What's going on in Illinois politics this week?

Pictures of the six Democrats and one Republican running to unseat incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner
Pritzker campaign/Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
March 05, 2018

Our Interviews With Seven Of The Candidates For Illinois Governor

The 21st interviewed seven of the candidates running for Illinois governor ahead of the primary on March 20: Democratic candidates J.B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy, Sen. Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Tio Hardiman, and Dr. Robert Marshall, along with Gov. Rauner's Republican challenger, Rep. Jeanne Ives. The governor's office did not respond to our repeated requests for an interview.

Hundreds of graduate student workers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus rallied Feb. 26.
Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Public Media
March 05, 2018

GEO Strike At U Of I Enters Second Week

The graduate workers’ strike on the University of Illinois Urbana campus enters its second week Monday, after talks with a federal mediator Sunday yielded no progress toward an agreement.

Rural areas of the country are seeing an increase in opioid overdoses.
Brian Seifferlein/Harvest Public Media file photo
March 05, 2018

Ag-Expert Panel Says Solutions To Opioid Abuse Best Found Locally

The statistics are clear: Rural America is deeply impacted by the opioid crisis, especially farmers and farm workers. What’s not so easy is figuring out what to do about it, three national agricultural leaders said Sunday, though they all said the real onus is on local communities.

arren Beatty, presents Guillermo del Toro with the award for best picture for "The Shape of Water" at the Oscars.
Chris Pizello/Invision/AP
March 04, 2018

2018 Oscar Winners: The Complete List

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape Of Water took home the evening's biggest prize, best picture. The film follows a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with an amphibian creature in a Cold War-era government lab. The Shape of Water also won Academy Awards for directing (Guillermo Del Toro), music (Alexandre Desplat) and production design.

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