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Pop Culture Draft Night: From Here to There Draft

Jul 31, 2019
Front Row Network Pop Culture Draft Night
Jeremy Goeckner

POP CULTURE DRAFT NIGHT is back with one of the most unique drafts you're ever going to see. In the pop culture world, it's so important to figure out how to get from point A to point B. There are many methods you can choose, but some are just inherently way cooler than others. Hence, it's time to put our GMs to the test and see which modes of pop culture transportation they're picking above all others!

FEATURING: Steve Sykes, Louis Hare, Ryan Lootens & Phil Rockwell

Illinois Supreme Court
Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

The Illinois Supreme Court Thursday issued an opinion striking down a law that cut civil juries in half. The law would also have hiked juror pay.

When they passed it during veto session in late 2014, legislators argued that having fewer jurors made the higher pay affordable.

That, they said, was good for justice: People may be more willing to serve if they got paid $25 versus as little as $4.

But critics say really, it was a thinly-veiled parting gift to trial lawyers from Democrats while they still controlled the governor's mansion under Gov Pat Quinn.

Illinois lawmakers are moving to make it easier for transgender individuals to change the gender marker on a fundamental document: their birth certificates. Democrats on a House committee approved the legislation Tuesday on a partisan vote of 8 to 6.

Alexandria Dinardo, who was born and raised in Springfield, was born male; that's what Dinardo's birth certificate still says.