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May 20, 2019 - News Local/State

Ammons Wants Stronger Reforms In Cannabis Bill

State Representative Carol Ammons said during a recent interview it will be difficult for her to get behind a proposed bill to legalize cannabis without significant changes to the legislation.

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May 17, 2019 - News Local/State

Low Tax Rates ‘Key’ For Sports Betting Success In Illinois

One year after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states outside of Nevada to set up their own sports betting rules, some experts are offering Illinois lawmakers tips as a final proposal is drafted. 

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May 16, 2019 - The 21st Show

Wildlife Photographer Thomas Mangelsen; Ending HIV In Illinois By 2030; Camp Kesem

Thomas Mangelsen has spent a lifetime in nature, taking millions of photos around the world. Now, his favorites are part of a new exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago. Plus, Governor Pritzker says he wants to end the HIV epidemic in Illinois by 2030. Today, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health joins us to talk about what needs to be done to achieve that goal. And, Camp Kesem is a sleepaway camp for kids whose parents have been affected by cancer. We’ll talk with one Illinois mother and daughter about their experience.


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May 16, 2019 - News Local/State

People, Place And DNA: Indiana Study Goes Knocking For Health Answers

When health researchers make headlines, it’s often for a sensational project – like manipulating genes to create a baby. But others are examining broader issues, including how – and where – you live affects your health. A research project out of Indiana aims to add understanding of how all the pieces of the health puzzle fit together.

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