Damage caused by 2013 tornado in Gifford, Illinois.

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News Local/State - March 30, 2018

Local Meteorologist To Educate Citizens And Storm Chasers

Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard says he saw his first tornado from his back door in Urbana. Since that day in 1996, Illinois has seen its fair share of twisters.

Diana and Bruce Rauner

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News Local/State - March 30, 2018

Governor Rauner To Be Grandpa

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is expecting a new addition to his family. He and First Lady Diana Rauner expect to become first-time grandparents in a few weeks.

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The 21st Show - March 30, 2018

Fr. James Martin On Standing With The Marginalized; Poet Daniel Borzutzky

On The 21st: Jesuit priest, best-selling author, and America Media editor-at-large Fr. James Martin joins us to talk about his book that highlights the importance of welcoming LGBT people into the Catholic Church. Plus, we revisit our conversation with Chicago poet Daniel Borzutzky.

Quantum Voyages theater piece

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News Local/State - March 30, 2018

New Theater Piece Provides A Glimpse Into The Quantum World

The interdisciplinary theater piece "Quantum Voyages" takes audience members on a journey to strange atomic landscapes. The performance debuts today as part of the 80th birthday celebration of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Anthony Leggett.

Census Bureau forms

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The 21st Show - March 29, 2018

The 2020 Citizenship Census Question; Toys ‘R’ Us Closures; Virgil Abloh; Zoo Inclusion Initiatives

On the 21st: Citizenship questions on the U.S. Census Bureau may affect population counts in 2020. Plus, Toys R Us to close all stores, ending a brand that has been around for decades. Also, maybe Rockford, Illinois can considered a fashion hub as the home of the new artistic director for Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh. And, the Brookfield Zoo is creating a new sensory-friendly room.

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