Governor Bruce Rauner and House speaker Michael Madigan
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December 26, 2017

Illinois Issues: Stories Of The Year

Illinois lawmakers ended the state budget impasse and made big changes to how the state pays for public schools. The state also wrestled with the debate over abortion and a nationwide rise in hate incidents.


Rabbi Evan Moffic's new book, The Happiness Prayer
Center Street Books
December 21, 2017

‘The Happiness Prayer’; The Case That Legalized Interracial Marriage; Avoiding Deer On The Roads

On this encore edition of The 21st: We revisit our conversation with Rabbi Evan Moffic on his latest book that explores how ancient Judaic traditions help him more deeply understand the nature of happiness. Plus, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. And, we'll give you some tips on how to avoid deer on the roads.


The James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.
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December 07, 2017

Bus Company Could Face Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars In Fines

The Illinois Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau is conducting an investigation into private bus company Suburban Express for possible violations of the Illinois Human Rights Act.


galaxy
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November 27, 2017

What We Don’t Know About The Universe; Trail Of Tears; Mexican Restaurant Owners In The Age Of Trump

On this encore edition of The 21st: The book 'We Have No Idea' illustrates all that we still don't know about the universe. Plus, we revisit our conversation about the Trail Of Tears' history in southern Illinois, and hear from a Mexican restaurant owner on what it's like to operate his business in this political climate. 


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