Yingying Zhang's family standing outside the federal courthouse in Peoria following the trial of Brendt Christensen. Media surrounds the family.

Tanya Koonce/Illinois Public Media

June 25, 2019 - News Local/State

Christensen Found Guilty Of The Murder, Kidnapping Of Yingying Zhang

It took a jury less than two hours to return a guilty verdict in Brendt Christensen’s trial for the kidnapping and murder of University of Illinois visiting scholar Yingying Zhang. The verdict means Christensen faces either life in prison or the death penalty.


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

June 24, 2019 - The 21st Show

Lincoln Bible; Quincy Families Still Waiting; Household Hazardous Waste; Who’s Moving To Chicago

The Lincoln Museum in Springfield now has a Bible that belonged to the former president. Plus, a year and a half ago, WBEZ reported on Legionnaires’ outbreaks at the Quincy Veterans’ Home. Today, the families who lost loved ones are still waiting for justice. And, as we think about our declining population overall, we’ll talk about who’s actually coming to Illinois. Plus, McLean County will be hosting household hazardous waste collections.


Illinois Governor JB Pritzker

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June 20, 2019 - News Local/State

Pritzker Pushes Participation In 2020 Census

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. In Illinois, Governor J.B. Pritzker is moving ahead with plans to make sure everyone in the state is counted.


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