Governor Rauner

John Gress

News Local/State - August 24, 2017

Another Rauner Staff Shake-Up

Governor Rauner denies his administration is in turmoil even as his entire communications team left his administration Wednesday.

President Barack Obama points to a plan for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

The 21st Show - August 24, 2017

Obama Center; Back-To-School Vaccines; The Trail Of Tears In Illinois

On the 21st: We discussed how the Obama Presidential Center fits into the Jackson Park community in Chicago. Plus, we spoke with the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health about the importance of vaccinations and revisited our conversation about what the new Trail of Tears sites in Illinois mean for Native Americans today.

41-year-old Christopher Hinds was connected to treatment through Project Point, a pilot connecting ER patients with addiction treatment.

Jake Harper/Side Effects Public Media

News Local/State - August 24, 2017

When An Overdose Becomes A Gateway To Recovery

On a cold morning last winter, Christopher Hinds says he woke up early, sick from withdrawal. He called a friend and they trekked across a highway, walking for more than two miles through the snow on a street without sidewalks to buy heroin. 

Recent graduates at Rauner College Prep in Chicago

Rauner College Prep

News Local/State - August 24, 2017

Rauner’s School Doesn’t Like His Veto

The CEO of the charter school in Chicago bearing the governor's name has publicly supported Senate Bill 1, which the governor amendatorily vetoed earlier this month.

Senator Tammy Duckworth

Seth Perlman/AP

The 21st Show - August 23, 2017

Sen. Duckworth On Afghanistan; Rauner’s Response To IPI Cartoon; Religion In Public Schools

On the 21st: We talk with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth about President Trump's plans for the war in Afghanistan and his other recent speeches. Plus, we discuss the controversy surrounding the Illinois Policy Institute cartoon that many politicians have denounced as racist, and we talk with two Illinois teachers who think our current political climate means it’s even more important for students to study religion in public schools.

In this July 5, 2017 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks during a news conference in Chicago.

G-Jun Yan/AP

News Local/State - August 23, 2017

Rauner Offers Conflicting Statements On Political Cartoon

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner offered conflicting statements Tuesday on a political cartoon critics have called racist, first saying he didn't have anything to add to the discussion "as a white male" before walking it back hours later.

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