A Warehouse Workers for Justice rally.
Warehouse Workers for Justice
April 25, 2017

Illinois Issues: The Trouble With Temp Work

Legislation aims to improve working conditions for temporary workers as the need for them increases. There were more than 840,000 workers employed by staffing agencies in Illinois in 2015, according to the American Staffing Association.


Illustration of district drawing.
Rici Hoffarth/St. Louis Public Radio
April 25, 2017

Illinois Democrats Guard District-Drawing Privileges

It's a sentiment shared by Democratic politicians and liberal pundits: disgust over how Republicans drew up favorable (for them) legislative districts after the 2010 Census. But one place Democrats aren't fighting is Illinois, where they could be seen as the bad guy, having drawn legislative boundaries in 2011 that put the GOP at a disadvantage.


Sue Wood, center, is honored by volunteer chimes players and U of I Associate Provost Matthew Tomaszewski.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
April 24, 2017

Chimesmaster Wood Recognized For 45 Years Of Concerts At Altgeld

For 45 years, the chimes in the tower of Altgeld Hall on the University of Illinois Urbana campus were played by Chimesmaster Sue Wood, and volunteers that she trained. She was honored at Altgeld on Monday by 30 friends and fellow performers, officially retiring from her role as Chimemaster. But she still plans to play occasionally when safety upgrades in the Altgeld Tower are complete. 


Illustration of a report card.
Chelsea Beck/NPR
April 24, 2017

Trump’s 100-Day Plan, Annotated: Where His Promises Stand

The end of this week marks the 100th day of President Trump's term, and NPR is revisiting his full action plan, with annotations from journalists throughout the newsroom, taking stock of how the president's accomplishments compare with his campaign promises.


NPR reporter Sarah McCammon answers a question at a WILL member event on Saturday April 22.
Darrell Hoemann/Illinois Public Media
April 24, 2017

NPR’s Sarah McCammon Discusses 2016 Election

The 2016 presidential election results defied polling and pundits alike.  As a result, news organizations have been discussing how they can better cover elections going forward. NPR's Sarah McCammon covered the Donald Trump campaign, and spoke with Brian Moline about lessons reporters can learn from the campaign.


The finish line of the Illinois Marathon on Saturday morning.
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
April 22, 2017

2017 Illinois Marathon Brings Winners, Good Weather, Marriage Proposal

After two years of challenging weather, runners in Saturday's 2017 Illinois Marathon finally got a break. Conditions were dry with temperatures in the mid-40s, though wind gusts topped 20 mph. Organizers say this year's events included more than 17,000 people.


Governor Bruce Rauner
Brian Mackey/NPR Illinois
April 22, 2017

To Explain Change On Abortion, Rauner Cites Economic Agenda

Governor Bruce Rauner was asked Friday why he’s changed his position on an abortion law since the 2014 campaign. At issue is whether Illinois should repeal a prohibition on using state money for the procedure. The restriction affects state employees and low-income people on government health programs.


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