Poster for PACE's Low Vision support group.
PACE / Center For Independent Living
August 04, 2016

Program Helping Seniors With Low Vision Loses State Funding

PACE Inc./Center for Independent Living, an Urbana-based agency for people with disabilities, was hoping to expand its program for seniors with low-vision. Instead, the Illinois Department of Human Services has cancelled its funding.


Vet Tim Fan with dog
Vet Med at Illinois
August 04, 2016

Nanomedicine & Dogs; Illinois House Races; Redneck Fishin’ Tournament; Black Sheep Fest

On the 21st: We heard from researchers who have developed a drug delivery system to treat dogs with bone cancer. We also spoke about Illinois's political power struggle, learned about a fishing tournament aimed at eliminating invasive species, and heard from the co-owner of a central Illinois music venue that will be hosting a punk music festival this weekend.


Donald Trump
Gage Skidmore / Flickr
August 03, 2016

Davis To Trump: Get A “Thick Skin”

U.S Rep. Rodney Davis says Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump needs to get a “thicker skin” and “grow up” when it comes to criticism.


In this Wednesday, May 11, 2016 photo, home health care workers and people with disabilities protest during the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities Awards Ceremony at the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Ill.
Seth Perlman/Assocated Press
August 03, 2016

Illinois Suspends No-Overtime Policy For Home Care Workers

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has suspended its no-overtime policy for workers caring for disabled residents in their homes, just hours before the workers' union planned to file a lawsuit
challenging its legality. Secretary of Human Services James Dimas will seek permission to bar overtime hours through a legislatively approved rule.


Pride flag superimposed with two male stick figures and one of a child
flickr user oiww
August 03, 2016

LGBT Foster Children; Lost And Found Dogs; Precision Medicine; Pencils World Record

On the 21st: We talked about the outreach that the Illinois Department of Family Services is making to the broader LGBT community to help place LGBT children in foster and adoptive homes. Also, we had the story of a Belvidere woman whose dog was missing for more than a month - and the happy ending helped along by strangers. Plus, we learned about the White House initiative on precision medicine and checked in on the attempt in Chillicothe at a world record for the longest line of pencils.


Dr. David Gill
David Gill campaign
August 02, 2016

Gill Sues To Get Name On Ballot For 13th District

Bloomington physician David Gill has filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to have his name restored to the ballot as an independent candidate for Illinois' 13th Congressional District. The suit seeks to change the minimum requirement for independent candidates. This is Gill's fifth attempt at Congress, running four unsucessful Democratic candidacies.


Family caregiver
Flickr user: glaxosmithkline
August 01, 2016

Dementia Caregivers; Nutrition Perceptions

On The 21st: We talked about what it means to be a caregiver for a person living with dementia - we were joined by a Champaign caregiver and a licensed professional counselor at Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter. Plus, we talked about what foods people think are healthy versus what nutritionists say are actually healthy.


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