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Illinois Issues: Weighing Legal Marijuana & Criminal Justice

Back in Jan. when Gov. J.B. Pritzker gave his first budget address to a crowded room full of lawmakers, the first revenue-generating idea he mentioned for fiscal year 2020 was legalizing recreational cannabis. But, it wasn't really about the money, he said. 

"I have noted many times that I don’t view this issue through a purely financial lens," Pritzker said. "I think we should take this action for our state because of the beneficial criminal and social justice implications and the jobs it will create."

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

Fire Temporarily Closes Illini Union Basement

An electrical fire occurred Thursday morning at the Einstein Bros. Bagels located in the basement of the 78-year-old Illini Union building on the University of Illinois campus.


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April 18, 2019 - The 21st Show

AG Kwame Raoul; Measles Vaccinations & CHIP; Medicaid Covering Gender Reassignment; Passover Seders

State Attorney General Kwame Raoul joins us to talk about an ongoing legal dispute with a Central Illinois bus company, and more. Plus, since 2016, it’s been too expensive to vaccinate every single child on CHIP. Now, physicians in Illinois are concerned about a possible measles outbreak in our state if things don’t change. Also, Illinois Medicaid will start to cover gender reassignment surgery as early as this summer. And, tomorrow night marks the beginning of Passover and Jewish people across Illinois join the world in celebrating. We’ll talk about how people are creating their own modern day traditions around Seders.


Relief sculpture of William W. Grainger.

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

Engineering School To Be 2nd U Of I College Named For Benefactor

The University of Illinois College of Engineering is on track to be renamed the Grainger College of Engineering next month, as it receives a $100 million gift from the Grainger Foundation.  The university’s board of trustees is expected to vote on the name change at its May 16 meeting in Springfield.


In addition to investigating Russian attacks on the 2016 presidential election, special counsel Robert Mueller also was tasked with looking into "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation."

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

READ: The Mueller Report, With Redactions

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public.


In a March letter, Department of Justice leaders said special counsel Robert Mueller's findings were insufficient to merit criminal charges for obstruction.

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

Watch Live: Attorney General Barr Briefs Reporters About The Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr delivers a press conference at the Justice Department ahead of the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A redacted version of the report is expected to be released on Thursday.


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April 17, 2019 - The 21st Show

Indian Elections; New Trends In Meat Consumption; How To Make Your Garden Pollinator-Friendly

The world’s largest democracy is holding elections right now. And even though India is thousands of miles away, many Illinoisans are paying close attention. Plus, are you trying to cut back on meat? Well, there’s a growing market for burgers that taste like it, and look like it, but are entirely plant-based. And as you ready your garden for spring, how ready it is to attract pollinators? 


Supporters of legislation supporting transgender students in Illinois, demonstrating in 2017.

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April 16, 2019 - News Local/State

Supporters Of Trans Students Say Suit’s Dismissal Sets Precedent

A parents’ group from the Chicago suburbs dropped its lawsuit that attempted to ban transgender students from using school restrooms and locker rooms associated with their gender identity, a move that supporters of transgender students say helps affirm the rights of  students across Illinois.   


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April 16, 2019 - The 21st Show

How The CSA Market Is Changing; Poverty Affects Our Genes; The Future Of Work And Education

It’s been a tough few years for farmers who sell produce through CSAs in part to more competition from big grocery stores and others cashing in the local food market. How are these farmers are adapting and what can policymakers can do to help? Plus, nature vs. nurture is one of the oldest debates there is. But the answer might actually be neither. And, Rep. Bill Foster joins us to talk about the future of work and education.  


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