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July 23, 2018 - The 21st Show

Is The DOJ Keeping Money From Illinois Over Immigration?; Local Murals; Illinois Politics

On the 21st: Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says that the federal government is withholding money for local law enforcement because of the state's immigration policies. Plus, what one local town is doing to try and keep its community art from disappearing. And, we review the week in Illinois politics, including two gun control bills that became law.


soybean farm

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July 23, 2018 - News Local/State

Congressman Says Farm Bill Negotiations Will Protect Farmers Concerned About Looming Trade War

Rep. John Shimkus’ 15th Congressional District includes steelworkers near Granite City, whose jobs were restored shortly after President Trump imposed tariffs, and soybean farmers whose prices took a hit after China retaliated with their own tariffs. Shimkus said his top priority throughout the Farm Bill negotiations will be the agricultural safety net that will offer protections to farmers concerned about a looming trade war.


Delia Barajas and Elizabeth Morales, members of the community group Ixchel, review materials they’ve used to educate Cicero and Berwyn residents about school discipline and racial disparities.

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July 20, 2018 - News Local/State

Racial Disparities Persist In School Discipline

A series of state laws meant to reduce the number of kids getting kicked out of school appears to have worked. That’s the good news. But the bad news is: Those same laws also seem to have magnified racial disparities in school discipline.


The University of Illinois Energy Farm, just south of Urbana.

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July 20, 2018 - News Local/State

Help Or Hinder? Federal Agencies At Odds Over Biofuels

Scott Pruitt’s resignation from the Environmental Protection Agency this month has many in the renewable fuel industry hoping that federal agencies will get on the same page.


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