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June 02, 2016 - The 21st Show

Combatting Suicide Stigma; The Human Library Project

On the 21st: We spoke with families going public about losing loved ones to suicide. Plus - a project that gives people the opportunity to share their stories about perseverance, discrimination, and adversity.


Exelon's Clinton nuclear power station.

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June 02, 2016 - News Local/State

Exelon to ‘Move Forward’ On Closure Of Clinton, Quad Cities Nuclear Plants

Exelon Corporation says it’s moving ahead with plans to shut down its Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants, after lawmakers adjourned their regular spring session without passing legislation the energy company had sought to bring new revenue to the facilities.


Gov. Bruce Rauner is joined by Republican Senators Chapin Rose and Jason Barickman at a stop at Middletown Prairie Elementary School in Mahomet Wednesday

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June 01, 2016 - News Local/State

Rauner: Dems Should Break Ranks With Madigan, Cullerton

Governor Bruce Rauner says he was 'stunned' at Democrats' inability to agree on budget measures as the legislative session ended Tuesday, but says he's also starting see more Democrats break ranks with the House Speaker and Senate President. The Republican governor is hitting a number of cities on a 2-day road trip, drumming up support for a stopgap funding measure with some GOP lawmakers.


June 01, 2016 - The 21st Show

The 21st: Budget Stakeholders; The Play ‘Long Lost’

June 1 marks the beginning of our 11th month without a state budget. Many haven't felt the affects of this - 90 percent of the budget is being funded, via special court orders, because of federal-pass through money or individual laws. For the 10 percent of those who aren't being funded, however - state universities, many social service agencies, prisons, state parks - it's an entirely different story.


The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

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June 01, 2016 - News Local/State

Legislators End Regular Spring Session Without Passing Budget

Illinois' budget crisis will continue, unabated.  The regular spring session came to an end Tuesday night, without any resolution to the stalemate that has the state entering its twelfth month without a complete spending plan.  There's no plan for the next fiscal year that starts July 1st, either. 


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