abortion protest
Collage of two AP photos by J. Scott Applewhite
September 19, 2017

Rauner Mum On Abortion Bill

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he will comment on an abortion bill once it reaches his desk.


Governor Rauner
Seth Perlman/AP
September 19, 2017

Gov. Rauner On Trade Mission To China, Japan; Blue Cross Leaving Obamacare Exchange For Small Biz

On the 21st: Governor Rauner joined us to discuss his eight-day visit to China and Japan aimed at boosting Illinois business. We also heard from business leaders about what they’re hoping to see happen regarding international trade. Plus, we discussed the news that Illinois' largest health insurer is leaving the Obamacare exchange designed for small businesses.


Officials with the University of Illinois and Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic sign a memorandum of understanding establishing the Wanxiang Fellows Program.
Illinois Governor's Office
September 19, 2017

Auto Parts Maker Funds New U Of I Study Program In China

Last week on his trip to Asia, Governor Bruce Rauner visited the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou and toured the facilities of Wanxiang Group Corporation, China’s largest auto parts maker. It’s an experience that some University of Illinois students could have next summer, under a new study-abroad program. 


The flag of the United States.
Wikimedia Commons
September 19, 2017

Settlement Reached In Flag Burning Lawsuit

A central Illinois man has settled a lawsuit filed against the Urbana Police Department for his 2016 arrest following a Facebook posting of a picture showing him burning a U.S. flag.


A demonstrator waves a flag from a minivan during protests Sunday over the acquittal of former St. Louis cop Jason Stockey. A third day of protests started peacefully before a smaller group smashed windows downtown.
Ryan Delaney/KWMU
September 18, 2017

Protests In St. Louis; Vietnam War & Agent Orange; College Enrollment & Rankings; Illinois Politics

On the 21st: We learned how demonstrators in St. Louis have been responding to the news that a white police officer has been acquitted over the fatal shooting of a black man. We also learned about Illinois' ties to Agent Orange and the Vietnam War, discussed the long-term impact of the state's budget stalemate on higher education, and got the latest in Illinois politics.


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