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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 06, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Programs Target Poverty In Obama’s Five ‘Promise Zones’

By NPR Staff

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People line up at the FamilySource Center in Los Angeles, an organization in one of President Obama's five designated "Promise Zones" that aims to help fight poverty in the area.

Five areas across the country have been designated as "Promise Zones" by the federal government. These zones, announced by President Obama in January, are intended to tackle poverty by focusing on individual urban neighborhoods and rural areas.

In the five Promise Zones — located in Philadelphia, San Antonio, southeastern Kentucky, the 

Categories: Economics, Government, Poverty


AP - Illinois Public Media News - July 03, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Ruling Backs Illinois Retirees On Health Benefits

By The Associated Press, with additional reporting from Illinois Public Media

The Illinois Supreme Court has sided with retired state employees who argue that health insurance premiums are a protected retirement benefit.  






WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 26, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Unemployment Down From Last Year In All IL Metro Areas

By Jim Meadows

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment was down from a year ago in all of Illinois' 12 metro areas in May. It was the second straight month of across-the-board, year-over-year declines. 

Categories: Business, Economics

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