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2018 Elections
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Gubernatorial Candidate Kash Jackson; Candidates On Health Care; Empathy and Policing

On the 21st: As Illinois voters head to the polls, we’ve been interviewing candidates for statewide offices. Today, we sat down with Kash Jackson, the Libertarian candidate for governor. Plus, this week we're finding out where all the candidates stand on important issues, starting with health care. And, in this era of policing, the Director of U of I’s Police Training Institute has been thinking about the importance of transparency and empathy for officers. 

J.B. Pritzker speaks with campaign supporters in Springfield in this 2017 file photo.
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Gubernatorial Candidate J.B. Pritzker; Halloween Movies; Getting Rid Of Extra Pills; Spotting A Scam

On the 21st: Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, who is hoping to unseat incumbent Bruce Rauner in Election Day. And, we're talking Halloween movies with A.V. Club editor Katie Rife. Plus, Northwestern Medicine, Lurie Children's Hospital and the Drug Enforcement Agency are providing safe and convenient option for disposal of unused prescription drugs. Also, Ameren recently brought back its anti-scam public education program to Illinois. We give you more information about how to avoid being a victim to utility scams.

Congressional Races in Northern Illinois; PE and Art Linked to Graduation; Work Program for Homeless

On the 21st: If you think that only science, math and history are the keys to success in school, think again. A new study links art and PE to graduation rates. And, a new program from the City of Champaign and the nonprofit C-U at Home is helping put people struggling with homelessness to work. But first, we update you on three congressional races in northern and northwestern Illinois.

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Gov. Rauner Apologizes To Quincy Veterans; Benedictine Wisdom For Today; Standing Rock Gallery

On the 21st: Last week during a gubernatorial debate in Quincy, Governor Rauner made his first apology to the families who lost loved ones to Legionnaires’ Disease at the Quincy veterans’ home. We’ll hear more about that debate and the state Attorney General’s criminal investigation into the the way the governor’s administration handled this outbreak. Plus, revisit our conversation with Bloomington writer Judy Valente about how wisdom from the sixth century can apply to today. And, we preview a photography exhibit at the American Indian Center of Chicago about the protests at Standing Rock. 

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Congressional Candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan; Kennedy Browne Exhibit; Chicago’s Recycling Problem

On the 21st: We sat down with Betsy Dirksen Londrigan who is hoping to unseat Republican Congressman Rodney Davis in the 13th Congressional district. Plus, the Irish artistic duo Kennedy Browne joined us to talk about their first US exhibition which is at the Krannert Art Museum. And, we discuss why Chicago has the worst recycling rate of any major metropolitan area in the country. 

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