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News Local/State - August 21, 2017

Eclipse Viewing Forecast Is Questionable

Those wanting to watch the solar eclipse in Champaign-Urbana today will have to deal with some cloud cover and maybe some thunderstorms.

News Local/State - August 19, 2017

Autopsy Reveals More On Asian Carp Found Near Lake Michigan

The Asian carp captured this summer near the southern tip of Lake Michigan -- triggering a scare -- apparently slipped past electric barriers.

Officials announced Friday that an autopsy of the 4-year-old fish showed that it originated in the Illinois/Middle Mississippi watershed, spending about a year in the Des Plaines River area.

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The 21st Show - August 18, 2017

Downstate Businesses Gear Up For Eclipse; Black Hole Collisions; Musician Dan Durley

On the 21st: We check in with business owners in Carbondale and Murphysburo to hear about their last minute preparations for the total solar eclipse. Plus, we get a down-to-earth explanation of some of the most violent and energetic processes in the universe and speak with Chicago singer-songwriter Dan Durley about his new album, Stone Feet.

Steve Bannon arrives to a swearing-in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 22.

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News Local/State - August 18, 2017

Steve Bannon Out As Chief White House Strategist

Steve Bannon has lost his job as chief White House strategist. The White House described the departure as a mutual agreement between Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly.

Theresa Haley of NAACP's Illinois addresses a vigil in Springfield

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News Local/State - August 18, 2017

Illinois Reacts To Charlottesville

Since last weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia – politicians and everyday people across Illinois have spoken out against the violence and hateful rhetoric.

Barbara Yates (left) with current WGGP Director Colleen Murphy in 2016.

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News Local/State - August 18, 2017

Barbara Yates Remembered As First WGGP Director

A pioneer on the University of Illinois Urbana campus passed away last week. Barbara Yates was the first director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives program from 1980-1985.

The Champaign Park District prepares West Side Park of Taste of Champaign-Urbana.

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News Local/State - August 17, 2017

Annual Taste of Champaign-Urbana Begins Friday

Taste of Champaign-Urbana happens this weekend in Champaign. The annual event hosted by the Champaign Park District is in its 47th year.

Members of Illinois House of Representatives stand in support of Rep. Jaime Andrade's denunciation of a political cartoon using racial stereotypes to make a point about school funding.

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News Local/State - August 17, 2017

School Funding, Cartoon — No Laughing Matter

The entire Illinois House of Representatives stood in unison yesterday to show they didn't like the way CPS was depicted in a political cartoon. Published by the conservative Illinois Policy Institute, this cartoon showed a black child holds a sign begging for school funding.

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