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June 26, 2019 - News Local/State

Champaign To Continue To Let Landlords Deny Housing To People With Certain Criminal Records

The Champaign City Council voted Tuesday night to not repeal a policy that allows landlords to discriminate against people with certain criminal records. The three-hour study session meeting included a presentation of a City Council report on the issue, followed by public comment from more than 20 area residents.

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June 25, 2019 - News Local/State

Illinois Becomes 11th State to Allow Recreational Marijuana

Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than the ballot box.

Protesters carry a sign which reads "In memory of children who have died in custody" as they march outside of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Homestead, Fla.

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

June 25, 2019 - The 21st Show

How The Delayed ICE Raids Are Affecting Illinois; Scooter And Bike Sharing

Last week, President Trump announced deportation raids across the country. But then he said he’d wait for two weeks. We check in with immigrant rights groups here in Illinois about how they’ve been handling all of this news. Plus, last year riders took nearly 40 million trips on electric scooters. Now Chicago has launched a pilot program on the city’s west side.

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June 25, 2019 - News Local/State

More Money, More MAP Grants

Low-income college students in Illinois got some good news Monday. The state's Monetary Award Program — which provides MAP grants to help pay for tuition — will be able to give more grants with more money, thanks to the largest appropriation in the fund’s history.

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

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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.

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