The 21st Show - February 24, 2020

Update On Sexual Harassment At U Of I

A University of Illinois investigative report concluded that U of I Law School professor Jay Kesan violated the university's sexual misconduct policy. The law firm hired by the university to investigate new claims of Kesan's alleged misconduct recommended that “significant employment action be taken” against the tenured professor.

The 21st Show - February 24, 2020

The 21st—Monday, February 24, 2020

On Today's 21st: A University of Illinois professor who faced accusations of sexual harassment was set to return to teaching last month.  Now, a new report is out with more claims against him from 15 women. We got the latest on this year’s-long case sparked by the MeToo movement. 

Incarcerated men sit at classroom desks inside a classroom at an Illinois prison

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News Local/State - February 24, 2020

Lack Of Access, Long Waitlists: Education In Illinois Prisons

Gray isn’t the only person incarcerated in Illinois prisons that isn’t able to further their education. A lack of teachers, funding and the department’s own policies prevent many from obtaining their GED, associates degree or a trade skill. 

An Illinois Department of Corrections policy stipulates that once a class is full, inmates are placed on the waiting list in order of their release date, with those getting out soonest receiving priority.

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News Local/State - February 22, 2020

Nevada Caucuses 2020: Live Results And Analysis

The Democratic presidential primary is heading west for the third contest in the 2020 race. Nevada Democrats are hoping their caucuses avoid similar problems that plagued Iowa earlier this month.

mother and daughter

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The 21st Show - February 20, 2020

What It Takes To Help Teens With Autism Succeed As Adults

Early adulthood can be a huge transition for anyone. And for people with autism, this stage of life comes with its own unique challenges, whether it’s navigating complicated systems for support and services, finding resources outside of the school system, or simply planning for the long-term. A program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health aims to help -- and it’s now being offered in Illinois. 

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