The University of Illinois Executive Vice-President says well over 300 students, faculty, and visiting scholars could be affected by President Trump's Executive Order halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
For college students, December means cramming for final exams. Some schools try to help students keep studying by serving midnight breakfast in the dining halls. But at the University of Illinois, one student group puts their own twist on that tradition.
More than 40,000 undocumented Illinois residents, who came to the country as children, are protected from deportation and are able to work under an executive order put in place by President Barack Obama. But during his campaign, Donald Trump pledged to “immediately terminate” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — often referred to as DACA.
On the 21st: We talked with black voters about issues they're concerned about heading into the elections. Plus, Champaign rabbi Alan Cook stopped by to talk about the importance of Yom Kippur and an Illinois State University professor discussed a grant to research mosquitoes life cycle to combat Zika and West Nile viruses.
Efforts to preserve historic buildings in low-income and inner-city neighborhoods throughout the state face challenges — like the lack of access to financing and restoration projects taking a back seat to more pressing issues in the community.
On the 21st: We talked with evangelical pastor Jim Wallis about why he says racism is America's "original sin." Plus, Dave Isay on his book "Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work" and his own calling as founder of StoryCorps.