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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Republican members of Congress.
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News Local/State

Trump Signs Order To End Family Separations

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end his controversial policy that has resulted in thousands of family separations and brought criticism from Democrats and Republicans.

State Senator Chapin Rose spoke at a Mahomet Aquifer Task Force meeting on Monday June 18. The task force member discussed with the state advisory panel how to protect the aquifer from gas leaks in the future.
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News Local/State

Rauner Likely To Sign Aquifer Bill, Says Chapin Rose

State Senator Chapin Rose says he believes Governor Bruce Rauner will sign his bill placing more requirements on the Manlove underground gas storage field in Champaign County.

Cass Herrington
The 21st Show

Eddie Russell Jr.‘s Family Sues Peoria; Helping Veterans Graduate; Inmates And Mental Health Care

On the 21st: We discussed the case of Eddie Russell Jr., a 25-year old black man who was shot and killed by Peoria police last September—and why his family is now suing the city and the six officers involved in the shooting.  And, how some Illinois community colleges are helping veterans to get their degrees and reintegrate into society. Plus, what county jails are doing in effort to connect inmates with proper mental health care in an effort to keep them from coming back.