The Future Of Illinois Coal Mining; School Funding Lawsuit; Video Game College Scholarships

April 11, 2017
A coal mine exhibit in Evanston.

A coal mine exhibit in Evanston. In the 1980s, over 10,000 people worked in the coal mining industry - in 2016, that number was less than 3,000.

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On the 21st: We discussed the future of coal mining with the Illinois Coal Association president, a union president, and a reporter with Inside Energy. We also learned why 17 Illinois school superintendents are suing the state for inequitable funding, and learned more about why some colleges are offering scholarships for competitive video gaming.