Andrew Harnik/AP

May 22, 2019 - The 21st Show

Illinois Democrats On Green New Deal; Homeless Shelter Closures; Graduation At Stateville Prison

Senator Dick Durbin said a few months ago that he doesn’t support the Green New Deal. Has he changed his mind? And how do the rest of Illinois Democrats feel about it? And, as one homeless shelter in Southern Illinois closes, we talk about the challenges facing shelters across Illinois. Plus, it’s college graduation season and seven men from Stateville Correctional Center just received their degrees at a ceremony that included a performance from Chance the Rapper.

February 23, 2019 - News Local/State

Immigration Activism Focus Of Upcoming Symposium In Champaign

A symposium at the University YMCA in Champaign aims to equip people with tools to better support immigrants in the community. The Inaugural Symposium on Local Immigration Activism will feature discussions about sanctuary communities and the unique challenges undocumented students face in higher education.

Michael Hari

Ford County Sheriff's Department

February 14, 2019 - News Local/State

Former Ford County Deputy Pleads Not Guilty To Minnesota Mosque Bombing Charges

Michael Hari, who's accused of leading an attack on a mosque in suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul appeared in a Minneapolis federal courtroom Thursday. The 47-year-old former Ford County sheriff's deputy faces hate crime and explosives charges for the August 5th, 2017 bombing of the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.

A demonstrator holds up a sign during a rally opposed to President Trump's family separation policy

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

June 29, 2018 - News Local/State

Children Separated From Parents At Border Face Daunting Challenges

An advocate for children separated from their families under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy says a lack of infrastructure and formal protocols make it hard to reunite families — despite an executive order from President Trump halting the practice.

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