Sign at entrance to Brookhill Golf Course

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News Local/State - November 30, 2016

Dissolving Rantoul Park District May Be Harder Than Backers Thought

One of the goals of Governor Bruce Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda is to reduce the number of local units of government --- which Illinois has more of than any other state. 

Voters in the Champaign County town of Rantoul approved the dissolution of one of those local governments in the recent election. Or so they thought.

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro playing baseball.

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News Local/State - November 30, 2016

No, Fidel Castro Wasn’t Nearly A New York Yankee

University of Illinois professor Adrian Burgos, Jr. dubunks a long-standing myth about the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.  NPR's David Greene talks with Burgos about Castro and baseball in Cuba.

News Local/State - November 29, 2016

What Is ‘Run, Hide, Fight’?

Many college campuses – including the University of Illinois -- have adopted the "Run, Hide, Fight" tactic that gained national attention during Monday's attack by a student at the Ohio State University. That student was later shot and killed by police. We asked U of I Police to explain the guidelines. 

The Illinois Statehouse in Springfield

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News Local/State - November 29, 2016

Automatic Voter Registration Proposal Dies In State House

An attempt to institute automatic voter registration in Illinois is dead. Republican Governor Bruce Rauner cited potential voter fraud when he previously rejected the legislation. Tuesday the House failed to override his veto.

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The 21st Show - November 29, 2016

What’s ‘Run, Hide, Fight’?; Overtime Rules; Scholarship Donation; Reporting Sexual Assault Via App

On the 21st: We discussed what the slogan "Run Hide Fight" means and we heard how companies in Illinois are dealing with the back-and-forth on the new overtime pay rules. Plus, we discussed a scholarship donation to the University of Illinois and learned about a new app that aims to help students report sexual assault on campuses.

Proponents of immigration reform rallied in Chicago in 2010.

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News Local/State - November 29, 2016

Illinois Issues: Deferred Decision

More than 40,000 undocumented Illinois residents, who came to the country as children, are protected from deportation and are able to work under an executive order put in place by President Barack Obama. But during his campaign, Donald Trump pledged to “immediately terminate” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — often referred to as DACA. 

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.

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News Local/State - November 29, 2016

More Meetings On State Budget, No Apparent Progress

Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois legislative leaders are scheduled to meet to discuss the state budget on Tuesday. But after a budget meeting on Monday, even people in the meeting were not sure if any progress was being made.

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