Donna Parry/Women's Military Memorial

September 25, 2017 - The 21st Show

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.


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

Susan Stephens/WNIJ

September 24, 2017 - News Local/State

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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