Illinois tight end Caleb Reams (13) dives in the end zone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Indiana defeated Illinois 24-14.
Bradley Leeb/AP
November 11, 2017

Illini Remain Winless in Big Ten, Falling 24-14 To Indiana

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Heading into Saturday's game, Indiana was 0-6 in the Big Ten. Losing that many conference games makes it hard to find something to play for late in the season, but the Hoosiers didn't have to look far.


The cover of the June 2017 issue of The Atlantic magazine featuring the story "My Family's Slave."
Photo from The Atlantic
November 10, 2017

Revisiting ‘My Family’s Slave’; Women of Color in Science

On this encore edition of The 21st: We heard two Filipino-Americans' reactions to The Atlantic's recent story, "My Family's Slave." Plus, we talked to one of the authors of a new research study revealing how women of color in the field of astronomy face higher levels of harassment and hostile workplace experiences.


Female State Senators at Press Conference Announcing Creation of Women's Caucus.
Jaclyn Driscoll/NPR Illinois
November 10, 2017

Women’s Caucus Created By State Senators

Women in the Illinois Senate plan to advance their voices in leadership with the creation of their own caucus. Women on both sides of the aisle say they’ve had a significant role in crafting policy, but may not always get the credit they deserve. 


State Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch demonstrates his own penmanship on the House calendar after his cursive bill became law.
Dusty Rhodes/NPR Illinois
November 09, 2017

Cursive Law Becomes Welch’s Signature Issue

With teachers devoting much of their time to preparing students for standardized tests, penmanship has disappeared from the curriculum in many schools. A new state law approved Wednesday will bring it back, to ensure elementary students get instruction in cursive writing — sometime between 2nd and 5th grade.


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