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C-U At Home
December 29, 2017

As Temperatures Fall, Homeless Seek To Get Out Of The Cold

The nighttime sub-zero temperatures that central Illinois is currently experiencing is particularly bad news for the area’s homeless population. Rob Dalhaus says he’s seeing an increase in people coming to the Phoenix Daytime Drop-In Center in Champaign during the day.


Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and then-Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno in early 2017.
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December 29, 2017

Voices In The News 2017

As we get ready to welcome 2018, let's take time to review another wild year in Illinois government and politics. We heard state Senators trying to craft a “grand bargain” to end the budget impasse — and 16 Republicans breaking with the governor to do just that. It was also the start of campaign season, and a time of increasing anger by and about politicians. Here now are some of the voices that made news in 2017.


Illinois Holocaust Museum
December 28, 2017

Survivors As Holograms At The Illinois Holocaust Museum; Recapping The Total Solar Eclipse

On this encore edition of The 21st: The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie opened its doors to the 'Take A Stand Center' in October. The new exhibition includes 3D technology that shares the stories of brave survivors like Fritzie Fritzshall as holograms. Plus, we revisit our conversation with astronomer Phil Plait on the total solar eclipse this past summer.


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