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Sen. Tammy Duckworth; Mosque Bombing Suspects; McDonald's Franchisees; Holiday Video And Board Games

On the 21st: McDonald's franchise owners are nervous about whether they can still make money and they're not happy with corporate leaders, either. Plus, if you're still shopping for the holidays, we'll give you some board game and video game suggestions. Also, three central Illinois men are appearing in court this week for trying to blow up a mosque in Minnesota. And as Minnesota Public Radio's Matt Sepic tells us they're now in trouble for a lot more than that. But first, it's been another hectic week in Washington. And with the possibility of another government shutdown next week, we check in with Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth; Mosque Bombing Suspects; McDonald's Franchisees; Holiday Video And Board Games

Farm Bill 2018; Mental Health in Prison Report; CU Satellite Launch; Christmas Tree Shopping

On The 21st: The Farm Bill affects food, agriculture and rural America. It's a gigantic law that will cost $867 billion. Plus, a new report says that some Department of Corrections officers are abusive with mentally ill inmates. Also, we catch up with the students working on the CubeSail satellite. And, this year Amazon is delivering real Christmas trees right to your door. Are more traditional tree retailers worried about this?

Farm Bill 2018; Mental Health in Prison Report; CU Satellite Launch; Christmas Tree Shopping

Sen. Dick Durbin; Young Evangelical Christians & Climate Change; IL Women's Volleyball in Final Four

On The 21st: The federal government could be headed for yet another shutdown over the issue of immigration. We'll speak with Senator Dick Durbin about this and other news. Plus, a new generation of evangelical Christians is hoping to move the needle on climate change action within their congregations. The University of Illinois' women's volleyball team is headed to the Final Four! We'll check in on that and some of the latest pro sports news in Chicago.

Sen. Dick Durbin; Young Evangelical Christians & Climate Change; IL Women's Volleyball in Final Four

Sen. Dick Durbin On FEMA, Saudi Arabia, The Farm Bill And Another Possible Shutdown

It's the last scheduled week that the Senate is in session, the 2018 Farm Bill came out Monday night, and our leaders need to agree on a spending plan by Dec. 21 before the government shuts down again. Sen. Dick Durbin joined The 21st to talk about all this and more on Tuesday morning.

Sen. Dick Durbin On FEMA, Saudi Arabia, The Farm Bill And Another Possible Shutdown

IL SCOTUS Pension Ruling; More Out Of State Abortions Happening In IL; Illinois' First Dark Sky Park

On The 21st: Last year more than 5,500 women came to Illinois to have abortions—about 1,000 more than the year before. Plus, astronomy fans got some good news, as Champaign County. now has the state's first dark sky park. But first, the Illinois Supreme Court has struck down a law that was designed to limit union leaders from paying themselves disproportionately high pensions.

IL SCOTUS Pension Ruling; More Out Of State Abortions Happening In IL; Illinois' First Dark Sky Park

Marijuana Legalization: A Community Conversation; Rookie Mag Ends; Science And Ethics Behind CRISPR

On The 21st: Ten states and Washington D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana. Is Illinois next in line? We'll dive into what's next if the legislature takes up the issue next year. And after seven years, the publication Rookie Mag has come to an end. How is it being remembered? But first, last month a scientist in China said that he used a gene-editing technique called CRISPR on two babies and that those babies have already been born. We check in with U of I's Rachel Whitaker on what CRISPR is, and why so many scientists are upset about how it was used.

Marijuana Legalization: A Community Conversation; Rookie Mag Ends; Science And Ethics Behind CRISPR

How U of I Wound Up In Champaign; International Student Enrollment; Open Enrollment and ACA Update

How U of I Wound Up In Champaign; International Student Enrollment; Open Enrollment and ACA Update

On the 21st: The number of new international college students in the US has decreased for the second straight year. Some worry that it's because of our political climate, but some experts believe it's just part of the picture. We heard more about that. Plus, open enrollment for the healthcare marketplace goes on until December 15. We spoke to some experts to help you understand that, and what's going on with the Affordable Care Act. And, a man named Clark Robinson Griggs played a huge part in making sure U of I would call Champaign-Urbana home. So why has he been largely written out of our history?

How U of I Wound Up In Champaign; International Student Enrollment; Open Enrollment and ACA Update

2020 Census Impact on IL; 23,000 Duplicate Vehicle Tickets Dismissed; Central Illinois Tornadoes

On The 21st: A new development on the story of unpaid debt from parking tickets, which, it turns out, disproportionately affected communities of color in Chicago. After ProPublica investigated the issue, the city is now dismissing about 23,000 tickets. Plus, dozens of people have been injured in that town after it was hit by a tornado this past weekend. We'll get an update from local officials on the ground. But first, a number of states are suing the federal government to keep the citizenship question off the 2020 census. We'll talk about what's at stake for Illinois in the next census.

2020 Census Impact on IL; 23,000 Duplicate Vehicle Tickets Dismissed; Central Illinois Tornadoes

Illinois Turns 200: Our First Constitution; VOICES Act; Underground Railroad History; IL Movies

On the 21st: On this day 200 years ago, Illinois became the 21st state to join the union (yes, that's where our show's name comes from). We're bringing you an hour of our favorite bicentennial conversations from this past year—everything from our first state constitution, to the best Illinois movies, to the little-known history of free black communities in southernmost Illinois. Plus, we'll check in with immigration advocates about the 'VOICES Act,' which will become law next year.

Illinois Turns 200: Our First Constitution; VOICES Act; Underground Railroad History; IL Movies

Drinking Water In Illinois; 'No Blue Memories' Gwendolyn Brooks Production; Day With(out) Art Film

On The 21st: Who's in charge of telling you when your tap water isn't safe? We talk to experts about an incident in Champaign last week. Plus we discuss how one Chicago cinema troupe is using puppets, music and overhead projectors to tell the story of poet Gwendolyn Brooks's life. Plus, as World AIDS day approaches, we learn about a new film that gets its Illinois premiere this weekend.

Drinking Water In Illinois; 'No Blue Memories' Gwendolyn Brooks Production; Day With(out) Art Film

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