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October 05, 2017

Illinois Department of Transportation Patronage Hiring; Childcare At Co-Working Spaces

On this encore edition of The 21st: How top Democrats helped friends and relatives land jobs at the Illinois Department of Transportation during the administration of former Gov. Pat Quinn. Then, the challenges entrepreneurs face when it comes to balancing careers and kids - and how co-working spaces that provide childcare might offer some more flexibility.


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September 06, 2017

Updates On DACA; Books For Children Coping With Natural Disasters; Building A Bionic Hand

On the 21st: On Tuesday, The Trump administration decided to end DACA in six months. We found out what that would mean for Illinois families by speaking to a University of Illinois senior and a Chicago immigration attorney. Plus, we talked to experts about helping children cope with natural disasters and also learned about an Illinois company building an affordable bionic hand for amputees. 


naturalization ceremony

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August 15, 2017

Illinois TRUST Act Aims To Protect Immigrants; Co-Working Spaces With Flexible Childcare

On the 21st: Immigration rights activists in Illinois are waiting for Governor Bruce Rauner to sign a bill that limits the ways local police enforce immigration laws. Plus, despite the rise of co-working spaces across the country, there aren’t a lot of  options for parents with young children. We learn about a new co-working space with flexible childcare that's coming to central Illinois and discuss the challenges entrepreneurs face when it comes to balancing careers and kids.


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