Windy Fultz pays rent for her apartment at Mitchell Court in Rantoul, Illinois. She and the property manager, Stan James, talked about the new rules the village adopted to reduce crime.

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March 18, 2019 - News Local/State

‘Crime-Free Housing’ Rules Spread In Illinois

Many communities in Illinois have rules that say renters can lose their housing if someone in the home is connected to a crime. City leaders who back the policies say the rules make neighborhoods safer. But fair housing advocates question the tactics.


The Illini bench watches teammate Tevian Jones save a loose ball during a Big Ten Tournament loss to Iowa on Thursday in Chicago.

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March 15, 2019 - News Local/State

Hawkeyes End Illini Season In Flurry Of Three-Pointers, 83-62

The Illini men's basketball season ended Thursday night in Chicago, where the Iowa Hawkeyes rained a barrage of three-pointers on day two of the Big Ten Tournament. The final score was 83-62.


marijuana

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March 14, 2019 - News Local/State

Unpacking Pritzker’s Tax Proposals: Legal Cannabis

Governor J.B. Pritzker wants to create a host of new taxes to help balance Illinois’ budget – on everything from e-cigarettes to medical insurance companies. NPR Illinois reporters have been breaking down those revenue-generating ideas. Today we're looking at a potential tax on recreational marijuana.


Steppenwolf

March 14, 2019 - The 21st Show

‘We Are Proud To Present…’; New Standardized Test; The Roots Of Our Trade War With China; Pi Day

On The 21st: Who gets to talk about history, especially when that history is brutal and hard to talk about in the first place? That’s the subject of a new play from Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater. Plus, after years of criticism, Illinois has scraped the controversial PARCC standardized test in schools. But will the new one be different enough to quell concerns from teachers and parents? And, we explore the messy backstory of the US trade war with China, including its roots in the Cold War and intellectual property theft. Also, what better way to celebrate Pi Day today than with some lemon meringue?


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