A tax protest in Los Angeles in April.

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News Local/State - September 26, 2017

Illinois Issues: We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us

As the governor and legislature have grappled in a historic death match over their views of how to sync our policy desires and our resources, many wonder if there is something especially daunting about budgeting in the Prairie State.

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The 21st Show - September 25, 2017

Honoring Women Veterans; Lincoln Statue Arrives In Peoria; Solar Power In Illinois

On the 21st: What's behind an effort to get more women veterans to tell their stories? Plus, we discuss the move of an Abraham Lincoln from Chicago to Peoria and learn about the current state of solar power in Illinois, as a North Carolina-based company explores the possibility of building a solar farm in Peoria County.

The Illinois Women March on Springfield was held on April 25, 2017 at the state Capitol.

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News Local/State - September 25, 2017

Abortion Legislation Puts Gov. Rauner In Political Bind

A measure that would allow taxpayer funding for abortions has yet to reach Governor Bruce Rauner's desk. Supporters want him to publicly declare his support before taking any further steps. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner signs high school diploma legislation at Goodwill in Rockford.

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News Local/State - September 24, 2017

Illinois Adults Now Can Pursue High School Diplomas

Nearly 13 percent of Illinoisans do not have a high school diploma. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law Friday aimed at changing that. The new law will allow community colleges and non-profit organizations to set up “adult high school” programs where people over 21 can earn diplomas.

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