Several small cities in southern Illinois are preparing for visitors to come and see a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. This will be the first in the mainland U.S. in almost four decades.
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August 14, 2017

Preparing For Eclipse; Senate Bill 1 Override; Donors Help Flooded Libraries; Video Game Art Gallery

On the 21st: The Senate took a big step toward passing a major school funding bill by overriding Governor Rauner’s veto, and the House will vote this Wednesday. When can public schools across the state expect to get the money they are owed? Plus — there’s only one more week until the total solar eclipse. We’ll tell you what you need to know to get ready for this once-in-a-lifetime chance.


A doctor holds a stethoscope.
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June 28, 2017

Senate GOP Health Care Plan; Year of Public Art in Chicago

On the 21st: How would the proposed Senate GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare affect health care in Illinois? We check in with hospitals across the state and get the latest on a federal lawsuit that may require the state to prioritize Medicaid payments. Plus, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named 2017 the year of public art. We look at public art's impact on the city. 


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