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June 06, 2019 - The 21st Show

Under The Radar Bills; Purchased Lives At The Holocaust Museum; Chicago Summer Music

There are more than 70,000 people in the trucking industry here in Illinois. How will the doubling of the gas tax affect them? That’s one of hundreds of bills passed this legislative session under the radar. We’ll talk about some of them. Also, we’ll get a tour of the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s newest exhibit. It focuses on the dangerous journeys that slaves made after they already got to America. And, it finally feels like summer! We’ve got a preview of some great summer music acts for you to check out.


A cargo ship prepares to berth at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on Wednesday. New tariffs went into effect Friday.

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May 10, 2019 - News Local/State

New Round Of Tariffs Takes A Bigger Bite Of Consumers’ Budget

The prices of the things we buy, from floor lamps to canoes and bicycles, are slated to go up, literally overnight, as the Trump administration makes good on a promise to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of imported Chinese products.


U.S. President Donald Trump, left, gestures as Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, looks on during a news conference following the DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit in Hanoi, on Thursday. Trump's second summit with Kim collapsed Thursday without an agreem

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February 28, 2019 - News Local/State

Trump And Kim’s Second Nuclear Summit Ends With No Deal

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left their summit meeting on Thursday in Hanoi, Vietnam, without agreeing on a denuclearization deal. A planned signing ceremony was canceled.


Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks to the media as he departs after testifying before a closed door hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Washington.

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February 27, 2019 - News Local/State

WATCH/LISTEN: Michael Cohen Testifies Before House Oversight Committee

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, is testifying on Capitol Hill. Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison, to begin in May. He pleaded guilty last year to charges of campaign finance violations and other charges related to his work for Trump.


Robert Alpers tends to a calf on his central Missouri farm. His cattle operation is one of the things that has helped his family farm survive the depressed soybean market brought on by the trade war with China.

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February 08, 2019 - News Local/State

Soybeans Singled Out In U.S.-China Trade War, But Small Farmers Bear The Brunt

In theory, closing off China’s soybean market due to the trade dispute with the U.S. on top of generally low prices for the commodity should affect all industry players, big to small. But if you’re a farmer who plants only soybeans on relatively few acres, you’re probably in trouble.


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