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The 21st Show - December 09, 2019

What Can Illinois Learn from Michigan about Marijuana

Recreational marijuana is set to become legal in Illinois on January 1. That leaves officials in cities and towns across the state with less than a month to figure out how they will be handling sales and tax revenues from the industry.

n this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, lead grower Dave Wilson cares for marijuana plants at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill.

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The 21st Show - December 09, 2019

What Can Illinois Learn from Michigan about Marijuana; Stressed Out by Politics; Dancing for People with Parkinson’s

Today on The 21st: Research shows roughly 40% of Americans are stressed out by politics. We spoke with the political scientist behind that new study and got tips from a psychologist on how to protect your emotional health as you engage with the news. We’ll also learned how dance classes can help people living with Parkinson’s disease. But first, Illinois is set to become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. We explored how legalization is playing out across the Midwest.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind a podium.

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News Local/State - December 08, 2019

Democrats Are Going To Impeach Trump — Here’s How They Might Do It

We are expected to find out what exactly the articles of impeachment will be against the president next week with a vote potentially before Christmas. But what exactly will the articles of impeachment be? Democrats have given some clues this week.

Climate Strike Two demonstrators.

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News Local/State - December 06, 2019

Environment Activists Return To U Of I Campus For Climate Strike Two

A group gathered on the University of Illinois Urbana campus Friday to call for action to combat climate change. “Climate Strike Two” was a follow-up to the Climate Strike event held on the U of I campus September 20. That event was part of a student-led global protest calling for greater efforts to address climate change, and drew more than 1,000 people from the campus and community, according to a News-Gazette estimate.

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Main Quad

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The 21st Show - December 05, 2019

Applying To College With A Criminal History ‘Ban the Box’ Update; Best of Midwest Music; Christmas Tree Shopping

When you apply to college, many schools will ask if you’ve ever been convicted of a crime. Now, the University of Illinois System has announced that instead of getting rid of the question, they will be moving it on their application. Plus, we’re recapping some of the year’s best music by Midwest artists. Also, this time of year it seems like there’s a Christmas tree lots on every corner. We find out more about the people behind the trees and how they run their businesses.

Excerpt of new rules regarding use of restraints.

Illinois State Board of Education

News Local/State - December 05, 2019

ISBE Rolls Back Restraint Rules

The Illinois State Board of Education Wednesday amended emergency rules that had banned the use of certain physical restraints in schools.

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