Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

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August 21, 2019 - News Local/State

Report Finds Bullying, Intimidation In Speaker’s Office

Power in Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's office has been too centralized and its environment has fostered an atmosphere that condones bullying, intimidation, hazing and long work hours with inconsistent direction, according to an investigative report released Tuesday.


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August 20, 2019 - The 21st Show

Teachers Re-Entering the Classroom; Transferring From Community College To A Four-Year College; Surveillance Balloons; “Scabby The Rat”

Many students and teachers are headed back to school this month. Today we’ll ask a couple of educators who have been away from the classroom how they feel about coming back. Plus, about four in five community college students say they want to earn a bachelor’s degree. But the transfer rate has stayed low. We’ll learn why. And, the Pentagon is testing surveillance balloons around the Midwest, including parts of central Illinois. These balloons could be used to stop drug trafficking but they’re also raising concerns about privacy. Also, the story behind the "Scabby the Rat" inflatables. 


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August 20, 2019 - News Local/State

Veggie Vans Tour Food Deserts With A Truckful Of Produce

Many cities have neighborhoods where it’s hard to find healthy food, especially fruits and vegetables. In Columbus, Ohio, a new mobile market is bringing healthy food to people who live in these food deserts. It's part of a wider effort to see what helps people eat better.


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