Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Springfield

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News Local/State - May 05, 2016

UPDATE: Rauner Won’t Endorse Trump, But Pence Will

A member of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says he won't be supporting Donald Trump as the party's nominee for president.  The governor's aide also says he will skip the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. 

In this April 28, 2014 photo, students walk past the Alma Mater statue, a landmark on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana

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News Local/State - May 05, 2016

Senate Approves 60-Percent Funding For Universities

A $454 million bill to increase funding for financially struggling Illinois colleges and universities has cleared the state Senate. Lawmakers approved the bill on a near unanimous vote and sent the measure to the House on Thursday.

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The 21st Show - May 05, 2016

Nonprofit Hospitals; State Parks; Captain America

On the 21st: Seven out of 10 of the most profitable hospitals in the US are nonprofit -- we learned about what it means to be a nonprofit hospital, and what we should -- and should not -- take away from the earnings numbers. Plus, a local radio host joined us to share why he took action to help reopen a state park in Madison County. 

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News Local/State - May 05, 2016

Behind The Failure Of The Graduated Income Tax

Despite recent hype over the possibility of legislators putting questions on the November ballot to change the constitution, the Illinois House adjourned Wednesday without even voting on proposed amendments. Their lack of action means voters won't be asked whether they want to change how they're taxed.

The Clinton nuclear power station.

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The 21st Show - May 04, 2016

Your Utility & Property Bills; A New U Of I Mascot?

On The 21st: Illinois has the highest property taxes. Why? And should the U of I have a new mascot? We also asked the question: Should the state help a struggling nuclear energy industry keep its downstate silos open?

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