In a March letter, Department of Justice leaders said special counsel Robert Mueller's findings were insufficient to merit criminal charges for obstruction.

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

Watch Live: Attorney General Barr Briefs Reporters About The Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr delivers a press conference at the Justice Department ahead of the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A redacted version of the report is expected to be released on Thursday.


AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

April 17, 2019 - The 21st Show

Indian Elections; New Trends In Meat Consumption; How To Make Your Garden Pollinator-Friendly

The world’s largest democracy is holding elections right now. And even though India is thousands of miles away, many Illinoisans are paying close attention. Plus, are you trying to cut back on meat? Well, there’s a growing market for burgers that taste like it, and look like it, but are entirely plant-based. And as you ready your garden for spring, how ready it is to attract pollinators? 


Supporters of legislation supporting transgender students in Illinois, demonstrating in 2017.

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April 16, 2019 - News Local/State

Supporters Of Trans Students Say Suit’s Dismissal Sets Precedent

A parents’ group from the Chicago suburbs dropped its lawsuit that attempted to ban transgender students from using school restrooms and locker rooms associated with their gender identity, a move that supporters of transgender students say helps affirm the rights of  students across Illinois.   


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April 16, 2019 - The 21st Show

How The CSA Market Is Changing; Poverty Affects Our Genes; The Future Of Work And Education

It’s been a tough few years for farmers who sell produce through CSAs in part to more competition from big grocery stores and others cashing in the local food market. How are these farmers are adapting and what can policymakers can do to help? Plus, nature vs. nurture is one of the oldest debates there is. But the answer might actually be neither. And, Rep. Bill Foster joins us to talk about the future of work and education.  


USA Today Network

April 15, 2019 - The 21st Show

Copycat Bills In Statehouses; Candida Auris Fungus Outbreak In IL; Streaming Services and Attention

In the last 8 years more than 10,000 bills in statehouses across the country were copied and pasted from special interest groups. And it turns out Illinois passed more of these bills into law than any other state. Also, more than 150 people in Illinois have been hit by a fungus that’s resistant to drugs. We’ll hear more on this from the new Illinois Director of Public Health. Plus, Purdue University is limiting streaming websites like Hulu and Netflix to free up bandwidth in the classroom. Will it get students to pay attention in class?


J.B. Pritzker becomes the second governor to speak before the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. He joins Otto Kerner, who met with journalists in 1964.

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April 15, 2019 - News Local/State

Pritzker Tells Journalists ‘We Need You’

Governor J.B. Pritzker held his largest press conference over the weekend — and he’s promising media transparency under his administration.


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