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Lawmakers Look To Further Regulate Ethylene Oxide Emissions

The Illinois legislature is considering whether to restrict the use of a cancer-causing gas, currently in use by several Chicago-area facilities.

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Do Campus Sexual Misconduct Policies Allow Harassment To Persist?

Every college campus has standards and policies to prevent sexual harassment. But time and again, repeated complaints are filed against professors for saying and doing inappropriate things -- yet they often keep their jobs. Documents and interviews from two recent cases on campuses in Illinois shed some light on the reasons why this remains a pe rsistent issue at many schools.

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The Illinois legislature is considering whether to restrict the use of a cancer-causing gas, currently in use by several Chicago-area facilities.

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In Illinois, more than 80 percent of all public school teachers are white. But odds are, most of the children in their classrooms are Hispanic, Black, Asian, or a mixture of races. Only 48 percent of public school students are white.

Emily Fox is trying to bring those numbers closer together. She is “director of educator effectiveness” at the Illinois State Board of Education.

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A recent study completed by the Illinois Rural Health Summit Planning Committee found that 1.5 million Illinoisans who live in rural parts of Illinois struggle to maintain "healthy, active, and productives lives." 

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A statewide series of forums this year found plenty of concern about the direction Illinois is heading.  But we also found work is being done at the local level to solve some of the problems.

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Why Is Deerfied (Still) So White?

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Commentary: A North Shore suburban native reflects on the community's troubled racial history.

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It was the kind of love triangle that would test the imagination of even the most creative novelists.

In 2015, Richard Matt and David Sweat, two prison inmates, turned a sexual relationship with a female employee at the prison into their ticket to freedom. And for weeks, news coverage followed every twist and turn of their remarkable escape from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.

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Newly elected Democratic mayor Arturo Garino was busy with Election Day when the Army arrived in Nogales and started erecting coils of glistening razor wire along the tops of the border wall that separates his small U.S. town from its sister in Mexico.

"Razor wire, concertina wire is not what you want to see on a fence with two countries that have been friends and traded forever," he said.

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Officials are still tallying losses and combating both growing and receding fires as several large blazes rage across California. Meanwhile, a list of missing persons in Butte County is now seven pages long, totally some 300 names.

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is calling for the death penalty for five people accused of being involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist and critic of the royal regime who died at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi al-Mojeb issued a statement saying that his office has indicted 11 suspects, adding that the prosecutor "has requested the death penalty for (5) individuals who are charged with ordering and committing the crime."

The smoky, silky rasp of Anderson .Paak's voice boasts a soulfulness beyond his years. Though he's only 32, the California native has done more living than many musicians do in their whole lives, and he has the war stories to prove it.

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A day after Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel faced public criticism from the office of the first lady, the White House on Wednesday announced that she will be leaving her post.

Ricardel "departs the White House to transition to a new role within the administration," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Wednesday. Sanders did not specify the aide's new role.

In a highly unusual move on Tuesday, Melania Trump's office called publicly for the ouster of a senior member of her husband's staff earlier this week.

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You're Invited to Thank You Fest

Please join us for our annual "Thank You Fest" to thank our donors and supporters. This year's event will take place at the Governor's Mansion in Downtown Springfield on Wednesday, November 28th between 5:30pm- 8pm. We will celebrate with live music and delicious food. RSVP for Thank You Fest HERE.

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Statewide: Big Political Differences Across Illinois; Rural Health Challenges

It can be a struggle to live in rural Illinois. A study finds lack of access to quality healthcare is a major reason. And if you live outside of the Chicago area, the Illinois political landscape is often quite different. We learn how the latest election results continue to shape the political divide. That and more on this episode.

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Election 2018 - Illinois Results

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Dear Governor-elect Pritzker

Former and outgoing Illinois leaders offer suggestions for the man going to the mansion.

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Maxine Waters of California is known as a partisan firebrand who gives as good as she gets, especially where President Trump is concerned.

Now, with Democrats assuming control of the House in January, the California Democrat is about to become more visible than ever before, with the power to slow down an important part of Trump's agenda and even shine a light on his company's finances.

The Trump administration has already written the opening chapters of what could be its most enduring legacy: the makeup of the federal courts.

In partnership with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Trump White House has secured lifetime appointments for 29 appeals court judges and 53 district court judges. That's not to mention two Supreme Court nominees.

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'90s Pop Sensation Hanson Is Still Going Strong After More Than 25 Years

With  Meghna Chakrabarti Two decades since “MMMBop,” 90s pop sensation Hanson is still going strong, with orchestral versions of their greatest hits. The Hanson brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac join us. Guests Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson , Grammy-nominated band of brothers. Theyve sold more than 16 million albums to date. Their album String Theory is out now. ( @hansonmusic ) Watch on YouTube. Watch on YouTube. The Essential Hanson: Our Producer-Curated Playlist    Compiled by On Point...

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A Preview of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra's "Simply Strings" Concert

Yona Stamatis talks with Illinois Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Ken Lam and guest piano soloist Alon Goldstein about Friday night's (November 9th) ISO concert, featuring Britten's "Simple Symphony", Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for Strings" and Shostakovich's "First Piano Concerto". http://www.ilsymphony.org/

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