Members of Illinois House of Representatives stand in support of Rep. Jaime Andrade's denunciation of a political cartoon using racial stereotypes to make a point about school funding.
Dusty Rhodes/NPR Illinois
August 17, 2017

School Funding, Cartoon — No Laughing Matter

The entire Illinois House of Representatives stood in unison yesterday to show they didn't like the way CPS was depicted in a political cartoon. Published by the conservative Illinois Policy Institute, this cartoon showed a black child holds a sign begging for school funding.


Seth Perlman/AP
August 16, 2017

Gov. Rauner Says TRUST Act Is Currently ‘Under Review’

In a change from a commitment Gov. Bruce Rauner had previously made to immigrant rights groups, the Illinois TRUST Act, a bill that would limit the ways local police help federal authorities enforce immigration law, is currently “under review.”


Democratic State Sen. Daniel Biss talks with Niala Boodhoo about how his family survived the Holocaust - and why the rise of white supremacists is compelling him to share his family's story.
Alan Montecillo/Illinois Public Media
August 16, 2017

Illinois Reacts To Charlottesville Violence & Trump’s Response; State Fair Auction

On the 21st: The weekend events of Charlottesville continue to reverberate with President Trump’s insistence that yesterday that the violence was caused by “both sides.” Today, we talked with different people in Illinois about how they’re processing this. Plus, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs the live auction taking place at the state fair this weekend.
 


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