In this July 2017 booking photo released by Ford County Sheriff's Office, Michael Hari is seen on an assault charge.
Ford County Sheriff's Office via The News-Gazette, via AP
March 15, 2018

Alleged Leader Of Mosque Bombing Could Be Threatening Figure

CLARENCE, Ill. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy and purported ringleader in the bombing of a Minnesota mosque emerges in court documents as a sometimes-threatening figure with anti-government views who also wrote books and attracted others into his shadowy group.

Make some room in your stomach, because the USDA says you'll eat more than 220 pounds of meat protein in 2018.
Brian Seifferlein/Harvest Public Media file photo
March 15, 2018

Meat Madness: Americans Expected To Eat Record Amounts Of Protein In 2018

When two big meat companies – Tyson and Cargill – recently invested in a lab-grown protein start-up, some said Americans’ love affair with meat had cooled. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. The U-S is expected to eat a record amount of red meat and poultry this year. 

Students at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School participate in a nation wide school walk-out day to remember those killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida last month. Students are also calling for more gun contro
Tim Gilmore / Illinois Public Media
March 14, 2018

Illinois Students Participate In School Walk Outs, Demand Gun Law Reforms

Students across the state participated in a national school walk-out on Wednesday. A sophomore at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School, Salma El-Naggar, said she helped organize a demonstration at the Urbana school to memorialize the 17 people who were murdered by a gunman last month during a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. The demonstration was also intended, she said, to spotlight the need for more gun control measures.

Tim Gilmore/Illinois Public Media
March 14, 2018

Students Walk Out For Gun Control; Rauner Vetoes Gun Licenses; Anti-Semitism in Illinois; Pi(e) Day

On the 21st: Governor Rauner has vetoed a bill that would have required gun dealers to get a license from the state. Also, anti-semitism incidents increased last year, what's behind this trend. And, on national Pi Day, should we be feasting on sweet or savory? But first, students across Illinois walked out of schools this morning to demand better gun control. We talk to two high schoolers and organizers about what's next.  

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March 13, 2018

House District Elections Across Illinois: 16th, 13th, 12th And 3rd

Apart from the gubernatorial campaigns, the big question nationally is whether Republicans can hold on to Congress. Here in Illinois, several districts are up for grabs. We checked in with reporters from all over the state to give us the rundown of what's going on in their local communities.

Loyola Men's Basketball
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March 13, 2018

Loyola Chicago Playing In March Madness; Governor Candidates On Taxes; House Race Round-Up

On the 21st: March Madness is here, and this year's Illinois representation is Loyola Chicago's men's basketball team; we spoke with Nick Schultz, The Loyola Phoenix assistant sports editor, about what this means for the Ramblers. Then, we aired interviews from our gubernatorial candidates on their tax plans upon election. We also spoke to reporters about the congressional district elections taking place all across Illinois, specifically the 16th, 13th, 12th and 3rd districts. 

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