Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, announcing  her decision to run for Congress again.

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April 11, 2019 - News Local/State

Round 2: Dirksen Londrigan Versus Davis

Last November, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, a Democrat, failed to unseat Republican Congressman Rodney Davis in Illinois’ 13th district. On Thursday, she announced she’ll make another run for it. 


 Sen. Tammy Duckworth

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April 11, 2019 - The 21st Show

Sen. Duckworth; CSOA Responds To Strike; Arts In Central IL; Big TV Shows Ending

Senator Tammy Duckworth just introduced a resolution that would repeal President Trump’s travel ban on five majority-Muslim countries. Today, she joins us from Washington to talk about all of that and more. Plus, when you think performing arts, you might think of Chicago. But for 50 years, the Krannert Center in Urbana has been a thriving place for theater, music, and dance. And some of the biggest shows on television are wrapping up this year.


Four young people sitting down in a conference room to talk about their experience as homeless unaccompanied youth.

Lee V. Gaines / Illinois Newsroom

April 10, 2019 - News Local/State

Schools Can Help Homeless Kids — But Only If They Find Them

Melissa Esparza is one of about 700,000 teens — or one in 30 high schoolers aged 13 to 17 — who experience unaccompanied homelessness in a given year, according to data from Chapin Hall, a policy and research center based at the University of Chicago. The center also estimates that one in 30 kids between 13 and 17 experience unaccompanied homelessness — meaning they lack both a stable residence and a parent or guardian.


Kitchen Toke

April 10, 2019 - The 21st Show

Cooking With Cannabis; Julia Sweeney In Hulu’s Shrill; CSO Strike; Birds In Danger When Migrating

Illinois could legalize recreational marijuana this year but there’s already a whole world of edibles that includes chefs, writers, and manufacturers. Plus, writer and comedian Julia Sweeney talks about her role as the mom in the new Hulu series, ‘Shrill.' And, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been on strike for five weeks. Plus, a recent study found that Chicago is actually the most dangerous city for migratory birds in both the fall and the spring.


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