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December 13, 2018

Sen. Tammy Duckworth; Mosque Bombing Suspects; McDonald’s Franchisees; Holiday Video And Board Games

On the 21st: McDonald’s franchise owners are nervous about whether they can still make money and they’re not happy with corporate leaders, either. Plus, if you’re still shopping for the holidays, we’ll give you some board game and video game suggestions. Also, three central Illinois men are appearing in court this week for trying to blow up a mosque in Minnesota. And as Minnesota Public Radio’s Matt Sepic tells us they’re now in trouble for a lot more than that. But first, it’s been another hectic week in Washington. And with the possibility of another government shutdown next week, we check in with Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth.


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December 12, 2018

Farm Bill 2018; Mental Health in Prison Report; CU Satellite Launch; Christmas Tree Shopping

On The 21st: The Farm Bill affects food, agriculture and rural America. It’s a gigantic law that will cost $867 billion. Plus, a new report says that some Department of Corrections officers are abusive with mentally ill inmates. Also, we catch up with the students working on the CubeSail satellite. And, this year Amazon is delivering real Christmas trees right to your door. Are more traditional tree retailers worried about this?


Minnesota mosque bombing suspect Michael McWhorter, of Clarence, Illinois.

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December 11, 2018

Alleged Minnesota Mosque Bomber From Ford County Pleads Not Guilty

One of three alleged Illinois militia members accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque last year has pleaded not guilty to hate crime and explosives charges, and a second member is expected to make a court appearance on Wednesday.


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December 11, 2018

Sen. Dick Durbin; Young Evangelical Christians & Climate Change; IL Women’s Volleyball in Final Four

On The 21st: The federal government could be headed for yet another shutdown over the issue of immigration. We'll speak with Senator Dick Durbin about this and other news. Plus, a new generation of evangelical Christians is hoping to move the needle on climate change action within their congregations. The University of Illinois’ women’s volleyball team is headed to the Final Four! We’ll check in on that and some of the latest pro sports news in Chicago.


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