Volunteers hand out snacks and information about alternatives to 'Unofficial' outside St. Andrew's Lutheran Campus Center on Wright Street.
Tim Gilmore/Illinois Public Media
March 02, 2018

‘Unofficial’ Poses Challenge To Students Battling Addiction

Some University of Illinois students will be taking part in the "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" drinking event Friday, but "Unofficial" can be a difficult time for those suffering from alcohol addiction.

Proponents of HB4341 testify at a hearing held by the Illinois House Mental Health Committee in Springfield on Thursday..
Jaclyn Driscoll/NPR Illinois
March 01, 2018

Dave Duerson Act Heads For Debate On IL House Floor

Legislation to ban organized tackle football for children under the age of 12 is headed to consideration before the full Illinois House. The House Mental Health Committee voted 11-9 Thursday to advance the legisation, which is named in memory of the late Chicago Bears football player Dave Duerson.

Libertarian Party/Green Party Of Illinois
March 01, 2018

Beyond Red And Blue: Third Parties In Illinois Politics

Pick any election in America, and it’s usually Democrats vs. Republicans. But there are also smaller parties like the Greens and the Libertarians, and every year they’re trying to both get their messages out and get their candidates on the ballot. Illinois is a particularly difficult state for third parties, and we spoke about all this and more with representatives from the Libertarian Party of Illinois and the Green Party of Illinois.

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March 01, 2018

Illinois House Passes Gun Control Bills; Third Parties In Illinois; Remembering Billy Graham

On the 21st: The Illinois House passed several bills aimed at strengthening gun control. Plus, it's an election year, but what if you've decided the two major parties aren't for you? We had a conversation with Illinois Libertarian Party Chair Lex Green and Illinois Green Party Secretary Geoffrey Cubbage, along with University of Illinois Professor Brian Gaines. Plus, we remember the legacy of Billy Graham, who died at age 99.

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