Rainbow Flag.

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News Local/State - January 23, 2018

State Of Trump: Illinois Makes Headway With LGBTQ+ Policies

President Donald Trump’s administration has been in power for a year now. “State of Trump” is our series discussing what’s changed in the state, and what might be ahead. Brian Johnson is CEO of Equality Illinois, in the interview below he tells us about the organization's focus going forward, as well as the laws related to LGBTQ+ rights and protections that passed in 2017:

Neil Calderon teaches U.S. history, government, and world history at Springfield Southeast High School.

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News Local/State - January 23, 2018

State Of Trump: Teaching Current Events In 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration has been in power for a year now. “State of Trump” is our series discussing what’s changed in the state, and what might be ahead. Today we hear from high school government teacher Neil Calderon about how the Trump presidency has affected the way he teaches:

Susan Stolkes, a Springfield resident, stands in front of fresh produce being offered in January at the Central Counties Health Centers' food pantry.

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News Local/State - January 23, 2018

Illinois Issues: A Prescription For Fruits And Veggies

Health centers in Illinois are forming partnerships with local food banks to offer fresh fruits and vegetables to some patients. With an estimated 1.5 million residents in the state classified as food insecure by the U.S. census, could this be a key approach to improving food access?

Illini Kipper Nichols (2) converts a left-handed hook shot despite the defensive pressure of Michigan State's Kenny Goins

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News Local/State - January 23, 2018

Spartans Set Shooting Record, Down Illini 87-74

Michigan State converted 68% of its field goal attempts and out-rebounded the Illini men 37-15 en route to an 87-74 win last night in Champaign.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., at the end of a close-door meeting with fellow Republican senators, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington on day three of the government shutdown.

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News Local/State - January 22, 2018

UPDATE: Congress Passes Bill To End 3 Day Government Shutdown

(Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET) Congress has passed a stopgap spending bill, sending the measure to President Trump's desk to end the partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day.

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The 21st Show - January 22, 2018

Government Shutdown, Women Campaign Managers, Homeless Hospital Patients, Illinois Politics Update

On The 21st: A quick update on how Illinois was affected by the now brief federal government shutdown. Also, we talk to Erica Sagrans about why more women should work on political campaigns. Plus, every day hospitals have to figure out how to help patients who are chronically homeless; three experts discuss the strategies they are using in their hospitals. And, we get the latest in Illinois politics.

Asian carp cake

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News Local/State - January 22, 2018

Conservation Officials Want People To Eat Asian Carp

Eat Asian carp. That’s the message that Illinois and Louisiana officials want people to learn as conservation officials try to find a way to stop the invasive fresh-water species.
 

A pig explores objects in an arena designed for research on piglet brain development at the U of I Piglet Nutrition and Cognition Lab.

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News Local/State - January 22, 2018

New Study Supports Link Between Gut Health & Brain Development

Prebiotics are a class of small, indigestible fiber molecules present in human breast milk and known to promote growth of good bacteria in the gut. A new study from the University of Illinois involving piglets suggests prebiotics may also improve learning and memory.

A laptop connected to wireless internet

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News Local/State - January 22, 2018

Local Non-Profit Awards Tech Grants

UC2B, Champaign-Urbana’s community fiber-optic broadband network, has awarded its first round of grants for projects aimed at increasing digital access. 

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