Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

John O'Connor/AP

March 07, 2019 - News Local/State

Pritzker Releases Proposed Structure For Graduated State Income Tax

Gov. J.B. Pritzker took the first step Thursday in fulfilling his touchstone campaign pledge of making the wealthy pay more in income taxes as the billionaire proposed a graduated income-tax structure that he said would generate $3.4 billion in new revenue for the financially-strapped state.

Floyd E. Brown

Illinois Dept. of Corrections via AP

March 07, 2019 - News Local/State

UPDATE: Suspect In Shooting Of Deputy In Rockford Hotel Arrested

UPDATE: A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding a woman at a Rockford hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hours-long standoff that began when he crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway, authorities said.

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March 07, 2019 - The 21st Show

All Charges Against Former Rep. Aaron Schock Dropped; Tornado Season; U of I’s Black Chorus

On The 21st: Federal prosecutors have dropped all charges against former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock. As long as he pays back the IRS and stays out of trouble for six months, he’ll walk free with a clean record. Plus, tornado season is on the way although really, they can hit any time of year. We’ll check in with the town of Taylorville to see how they’ve recovered after a tornado hit their community last winter. And the U of I’s Black Chorus joins us. They’ve been on campus since 1968 and they’re singing at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts this Sunday. 

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March 06, 2019 - The 21st Show

‘Queer Money Matters’ Series; Illinois’s Gang Databases; ‘Beyond Opening the Gates’ Documentary

On The 21st: Daily expenses can cost a lot of money. The co-host of WNYC’s 'Nancy' podcast joins us to talk about life gets even more expensive for LGBTQ people. Plus, Cook County has a database that’s supposed to keep track of gang members. But it has a lot of mistakes and some say the bad data has even led to false arrests. Now, police agencies and elected officials are re-thinking what they should do with this information. And, a group of University High students in Urbana have put together a new documentary that dives into the complicated history of affirmative action.

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