Aaron Murray pops a wheelie at the ParaQuad gym in St. Louis

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News Local/State - August 30, 2017

Victims Of Gun Violence Pay A Lifelong Price

About 32,000 people are shot and killed every year in the United States. But twice that number — 67,000 by some estimates — survive after being shot.

"Afterlife" author Marcus Sakey

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The 21st Show - August 29, 2017

Marcus Sakey On New Novel; SNAP And Shoplifting; Obama Alums Run For Office; Health Care Reviews

On the 21st: Chicago author Marcus Sakey joined us to talk about his newest novel, “Afterlife,” a thriller and love story that takes place between two worlds. Plus, we learned how the distribution of SNAP benefits may be linked to shoplifting. We also talked to a POLITICO reporter who reported on former Obama staffers now running for office and heard from a Springfield doctor who launched his own health care review website.

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman answering questions in a news conference.

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News Local/State - August 29, 2017

Whitman Weighs In On Retirement Of ‘War Chant’

Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman explains the decision to retire the music known as the 'War Chant' in an open letter to Fighting Illini fans, saying "I know that we are much bigger than a drumbeat."

Should Illinois' current flat-tax system be changed to a graduated income tax as the state attempts to deal with its ongoing budget struggles? Two experts debate the merits of the two tax systems.

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News Local/State - August 29, 2017

Illinois Issues: Flat Vs. Graduated Income Tax

Commentary: Should Illinois' current flat-tax system be changed to a graduated income tax as the state attempts to deal with its ongoing budget struggles? Two experts debate the merits of the two tax systems.

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