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June 12, 2019 - The 21st Show

Senator Dick Durbin; Age-Friendly Cities And Towns; When There Are Too Many Tourists

Eighteen years ago, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin introduced the DREAM Act. And last week, the Democratically controlled House passed the latest version of that bill. We talk about that and other issues facing Congress. And, Americans older than 65 will become our largest age group within 20 years. Advocates say that means it’s time to rethink the way we design our local communities. Plus, have you heard of the idea of overtourism? That’s when too many people are visiting the same spots. We'll be speaking about what you can do about it.


State Representatives Delia Ramirez and Elizabeth Hernandez, who sponsored the bill, flank advocates Myles Brady Davis (left) and Rowan Ewangan from Equality Illinois, who helped lobby for its passage.

Equality Illinois

May 14, 2019 - News Local/State

IL Lawmakers Approve Expanding MAP Grant Eligibility

Illinois' MAP grants — the monetary award program for low-income college students — would be available to more students if a bill approved by the legislature this month becomes law.


J.B. Pritzker becomes the second governor to speak before the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. He joins Otto Kerner, who met with journalists in 1964.

Jeff Smudde/WGLT

April 15, 2019 - News Local/State

Pritzker Tells Journalists ‘We Need You’

Governor J.B. Pritzker held his largest press conference over the weekend — and he’s promising media transparency under his administration.


Seth Perlman/AP

March 27, 2019 - The 21st Show

Cannabis And Business; Bill Would Ban Private Immigrant Detention Centers; Spring Gardening Tips

What would doing business with cannabis look like in Illinois? We'll talk with State Treasurer Michael Frerichs and the Mayor of Delevan, which is already home to a medical marijuana facility. Plus, the controversy over a proposed immigration facility in Dwight is not over yet. A group of Democratic House members want to ban private immigration detention centers in the whole state. And we’re finally getting our first glimpse of Spring. If you have concerns about your garden- don't worry. We talk to experts who can answer your questions. 


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