June 14, 2016

Feeding Hungry Children In The Summer; Indiana Man Arrested Near LA Pride Event; Changes To FOIA

On The 21st: One in five children in Illinois have families who worry about how to properly feed them - and this need is much greater in summer. When school is out, the children that depend on school for meals lose access to healthy food - only 14 percent of those who qualify are able to utilize summer food programs. Plus, an Indiana man was arrested with weapons and explosives in his way to a pride event in LA; and Congress requests changes in the access reporters have to government information

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks with members of LGBT groups and their supporters at a vigil in the city's Lakeview neighborhood on Sunday.
Teresa Crawford / AP
June 13, 2016

Illinois Reacts To The Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Gov. Rauner ordered flags flown at half-staff and a memorial vigil in Chicago drew hundreds of attendees, as Illinois reacted to the shooting inside an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub that left 49 people dead and 53 injured.

Orlando police officers direct family members away from a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday.
Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP
June 12, 2016

NPR News Updates On Mass Shooting At Orlando Gay Nightclub

The shooting started shortly after 2 a.m, ET, and the situation ended three hours later when police rescued approximately 30 hostages inside the nightclub. This is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Foellinger Auditorium at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus
Wikimedia Commons
June 11, 2016

State Universities Earn Credit Rating ‘Review’

In week in which two rating agencies lowered Illinois' bond rating during a state budget impasse, Moody's Investors Services says it will review the credit worthiness of seven state schools, including the University of Illinois, Eastern Illinois University, and Illinois State University.

Cronus Chemicals CEO Erzin Atac discusses its new fertilizer plan in Tuscola in October 2014.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
June 10, 2016

Construction Delayed For Douglas County Fertilizer Plant

Plans for building the Cronus Chemicals fertlizer plant in Tuscola have been put off until 2017.  A spokesperson says the company is trying to finalize deals with contractors, and cost for setting up the facility on land once considered for the FutureGen project is now listed at $1.9 billion.

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