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The 21st Show - December 03, 2019

Who’s Running In The Illinois 2020 Primary?; Corner Store Safety Concerns And Food Accessibility; Increased Rates Of Skin Cancer In Young Adults

For many communities, the only place to buy grocery staples like milk, eggs or baby formula is a corner store, but the safety of these stores can be another barrier to food access. Plus, with the filing deadline past, the field of candidates for Illinois' 2020 state and local elections is set, mostly. We check-in with reporters across the state about who’s running and what we can expect in the coming months. And, new research finds that over the past few decades, cases of head and neck skin cancer in young people have risen more than 50%.

Southern Illinois University

News Local/State - December 03, 2019

SIU Names Daniel Mahony New President

SIU's Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on the appointment of a new system president. The university announced Tuesday the selection of Daniel Mahony as the system's new leader.

Skiff Mountain Films

The 21st Show - December 02, 2019

College Behind Bars Documentary; Investigation Into Isolation Rooms; IL Drivers Caught Going 100 MPH or Faster

A new PBS documentary examines what higher education looks like in a New York State prison and how it affects the people who are incarcerated. And, an investigation from ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Tribune found students across the state were being locked away, alone, in so-called quiet rooms... in some cases for hours and often for reasons that violated the law. Plus, so far this year, the Illinois State Police says troopers across the state have issued several thousand tickets to drivers for going 100 miles per hour or faster on Illinois roadways. 

Illinois defenders bring down Northwestern running back Drake Anderson Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.

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News Local/State - November 30, 2019

Northwestern Upsets Rival Illinois 29-10

The conditions Saturday at Memorial Stadium were a depressing combination of rain, wind and flop sweat. The home crowd was leaving wet and unhappy after witnessing rival Northwestern upset the bowl-bound Illini 29-10.

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