In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Louis Lang speaks during a legislative session at the Capitol in Springfield.

Seth Perlman/Associated Press

News Local/State - July 05, 2016

Lang: Medical Cannabis Extension Required Sacrifices

Illinois' medical marijuana pillot program has been extended from January 2018 to July 2020. The measure signed last week by Gov. Bruce Rauner also means PTSD and terminal illness are now among the qualifying conditions. But the primary sponsor of the pilot program also means it will become more difficult to add more qualifying conditions.

Hand clasping an American flag

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The 21st Show - July 04, 2016

On This Fourth Of July, We’re Asking: What’s Your American Dream?

On this Fourth of July, we’re asking people - what’s your American Dream? The answer varies, depending on who you are, where you live, where you come from, and other factors. We heard many of those stories from the Multicultural Community Center in Rantoul, as part of our Re:Dream project.

Foellinger Auditorium on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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News Local/State - July 02, 2016

Many Illinois Universities Take Credit Hit After Stop-Gap Budget

Higher education was a major victim of Illinois’ year-long budget impasse. That makes it one of the winners in the stopgap spending plan passed this week.  But universities aren’t breathing too easily. University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen expressed gratitude for the compromise, but said more must be done. In an email to students and employees yesterday, he said the U of I will receive roughly 55-percent of what it saw in 2015 – the last year higher education was fully funded.

Collage of Book Covers discussed on today's show

Travis Stansel

The 21st Show - July 01, 2016

The 21st’s Summer Book List (Vol. 3, Guilty Pleasures)

List of Suggested Summer Reading - Guilty Pleasures Edition - by Rachelle Brandel, student librarian and Treasurer, American Library Association Student Chapter, UIUC; Jesus Espinoza, Vice-President, American Library Association Student Chapter, UIUC; and Anna Lapp, student librarian and Social Media Manager, American Library Association Student Chapter, UIUC.

Graphic Reading: The State of Illinois has no Budget; I care slash don't care because followed by a blank line

Khaoula Dellahi and Ben Thomas Payne

The 21st Show - June 30, 2016

Is There A Lack of Empathy Around The State Budget Impasse?; Argonne Celebrates 70 Years

On The 21st: Is there a lack of empathy around the budget impasse? Do citizens of the state feel helpless to do anything? We spoke with Kurt Gray, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina; and Scott Althaus, Director, Cline Center for Democracy at the University of Illinois, about voters' feelings of, or lack of, empowerment around the budget issue. And Argonne National Laboratory Turns 70 on Friday; we talked about the past and future of this premier research facility.

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