President Trump's tweets reverse a year-old policy set under the Obama administration.
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July 26, 2017

Trump Says Transgender People Can’t Serve In Military

President Trump has announced that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, a year after the Pentagon lifted its ban on transgender service members.


Kerry Gross is riding coast-to-coast on a bike, finding America's most inspirational women and sharing their stories on her podcast, "Women Who Dare."
Barbara Larrain
July 14, 2017

‘Women Who Dare’ Cross-Country Bike Adventure; Elder Abuse Reports On Rise; Steve Leaf’s New Album

On the 21st: After reading a story on the back of a Clif Bar wrapper about an adventurous guy and his guy friends, Kerry Gross decided the world needed to hear more stories about inspriring women. We checked in with her during her coast-to-coast biking adventure ahead of her visit to Illinois. Plus — reports of elder abuse have increased in Illinois. We also take a listen to Steve Leaf and the Ex-Pats new album. 


Stuart A. Wright
Chicago Police Department
June 06, 2017

Illinois Issues: Officials Wage War Against Hate

The General Assembly passed legislation aimed at strengthening hate crime laws after a post-presidental-campaign spike in bias incidents. Gov. Bruce Rauner and Attorney General Lisa Madigan each pushed a separate piece of hate crime legislation. Both sailed through the General Assembly.


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March 01, 2017

Tornadoes Hit Illinois; Travel Ban & Health Care; Title IX & Sexual Assault; State Farm

On the 21st: We checked in with areas of the state affected by Tuesday night's severe weather and discussed the impact of the Trump administration's travel ban on health care, with a focus on rural and under-served areas. We also continued our series on sexual assault on college campuses with a discussion about Title IX and got the latest on State Farm's losses pertaining to auto insurance.


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