The United States’ population of farmers is growing older, and it’s more pronounced in the black farming community. The Trump administration has proposed to strip funding in the coming farm bill for a program that helps minority and veteran farmers.
The stories of sexual assault and harassment that emerged last year seemed to touch every industry. But why do some people, mainly men, sexually harass their colleagues? Psychologist John Pryor on the faculty at Illinois State University has created a test to measure a person's tendency to harass someone; it's called the "Likelihood to Sexually Harass Scale."
On The 21st: A look at clean-energy companies operating in Illinois. Plus, we revisit the killing of Vincent Chin 35 years later. Also: locally sourced holiday gift ideas and breaking Illinois turtle news.
Majorities in many ethnic, identity and racial groups in America believe that discrimination exists against their own group, across many areas of people's daily lives, according to a poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Last week on his trip to Asia, Governor Bruce Rauner visited the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou and toured the facilities of Wanxiang Group Corporation, China’s largest auto parts maker. It’s an experience that some University of Illinois students could have next summer, under a new study-abroad program.
Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman explains the decision to retire the music known as the 'War Chant' in an open letter to Fighting Illini fans, saying "I know that we are much bigger than a drumbeat."
On the 21st: An immigration lawyer and a constitutional law scholar answered questions about what states can and can’t do regarding immigration enforcement. Plus, we spoke with the president of the Illinois Trail of Tears associations on three sites being added to the National Register of Historic Places.
On the 21st: We heard two Filipino-Americans' reactions to The Atlantic's recent story, "My Family's Slave." Plus, we learned about a new play at Chicago's Goodman Theatre and discussed racial bias among basketball referees.