Caregiver Shortage for People With Disabilities; Unwelcome Pregnancy Comments; Illinois Politics

July 17, 2017
 
Olivia Welter's mom, Tamara, reads to her in the family's living room in 2010, with her father John and brother Brian in Lincoln, Ill. Now, nurses care for Welter 16 hours a day. John and Tamara take over the other eight hours. If they lose

Olivia Welter's mom, Tamara, reads to her in the family's living room in 2010, with her father John and brother Brian in Lincoln, Ill. Now, nurses care for Welter 16 hours a day. John and Tamara take over the other eight hours. If they lose the funding for Olivia's care, the Welters will become her round-the-clock caregivers.

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On the 21st: We learned about the rising need for residential group homes for people with disabilities and discussed unwelcomed comments toward pregnant women. Plus, we heard the latest Illinois political news.