Pictures of the six Democrats and one Republican running to unseat incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner

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The 21st Show - March 05, 2018

Our Interviews With Seven Of The Candidates For Illinois Governor

The 21st interviewed seven of the candidates running for Illinois governor ahead of the primary on March 20: Democratic candidates J.B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy, Sen. Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Tio Hardiman, and Dr. Robert Marshall, along with Gov. Rauner's Republican challenger, Rep. Jeanne Ives. The governor's office did not respond to our repeated requests for an interview.

Hundreds of graduate student workers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus rallied Feb. 26.

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News Local/State - March 05, 2018

GEO Strike At U Of I Enters Second Week

The graduate workers’ strike on the University of Illinois Urbana campus enters its second week Monday, after talks with a federal mediator Sunday yielded no progress toward an agreement.

Rural areas of the country are seeing an increase in opioid overdoses.

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News Local/State - March 05, 2018

Ag-Expert Panel Says Solutions To Opioid Abuse Best Found Locally

The statistics are clear: Rural America is deeply impacted by the opioid crisis, especially farmers and farm workers. What’s not so easy is figuring out what to do about it, three national agricultural leaders said Sunday, though they all said the real onus is on local communities.

newborn baby

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News Local/State - March 05, 2018

Sistering CU Provides Support For New Parents

The organization Sistering CU trains volunteers from the community to offer a helping hand to new parents, with an emphasis on "mothering the mother."

arren Beatty, presents Guillermo del Toro with the award for best picture for "The Shape of Water" at the Oscars.

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News Local/State - March 04, 2018

2018 Oscar Winners: The Complete List

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape Of Water took home the evening's biggest prize, best picture. The film follows a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with an amphibian creature in a Cold War-era government lab. The Shape of Water also won Academy Awards for directing (Guillermo Del Toro), music (Alexandre Desplat) and production design.

The 21st Show - March 03, 2018

The Democratic And Republican Candidates For Attorney General

Eight Democrats and two Republicans are hoping to succeed current Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who is not running for re-election. The 21st recorded conversations with all ten of them ahead of the primary, which is on March 20.

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Robert Marshall, Tio Hardiman, Chris Kennedy, J.B. Pritzker, Bob Daiber, and Illinois Sen. Daniel Biss, left to right, participate in a debate Friday, March 2, 2018, in Chicago.

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News Local/State - March 03, 2018

Democrats Trade Familiar Jabs In Illinois Governor Debate

Democratic Illinois governor candidates J.B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy and Daniel Biss traded some familiar criticisms Friday in an otherwise tame primary debate that also touched on the role of Latinos in their campaigns and possible incentives for Amazon.

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