Jack Gilbert's new book "Dirt Is Good."
St. Martin's Press
June 23, 2017

Jack Gilbert on Germs, Bacteria, Health; The Slants Win Supreme Court Decision

On the 21st: Do you ever wonder if dirt really is good for kids? We speak about how our gut and other bacteria affect our health with an expert in microbial biology. Plus, a Supreme Court decision this week on free speech involves the Asian-American band The Slants. Bassist and founder Simon Tam joined us to share what his decade-long fight means for free speech and the Asian American community.


Champaign County Nursing Home.
Champaign County Nursing Home
June 17, 2017

Death Of Resident At Champaign County Nursing Home Under Investigation

Champaign County Administrator Rick Snider says the county nursing home is cooperating with an investigation into the death of a resident of the home. According to the News-Gazette, the county coroner and Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a 78-year-old woman who was discovered last weekend in the courtyard and may have been outside in high temperatures for as many as three hours.


Champaign County Nursing Home
Scott Cameron/Illinois Public Media
June 14, 2017

Champaign County Board Chooses One Firm To Run & One To Broker Potential Sale Of Nursing Home

The Champaign County Board is getting ready to hire the same firm to broker a potential sale of its troubled nursing home that brokered the sale of Vermilion County’s nursing home four years ago.  But efore any sale occurs, the county board is hiring a new management firm for the facility, one that specializes in turning around nursing homes with problems.


U-S Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)
Amanda Vinicky / WUIS
June 13, 2017

Durbin Says Republican Senators Conducting Health-Legislation Work In Secret

Thirteen Republican U.S. Senators continue to work on drafting legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois says he has no idea what’s in the legislation because Republicans are keeping the details secret.


Judge's gavel.
Blogtrepreneur/Wickimedia Commons
June 08, 2017

Judge: Illinois Must Make Medicaid Payments Faster

A federal judge on Wednesday agreed that Medicaid service-providers must be paid faster despite the ongoing budget impasse. 

But Judge Joan Lefkow declined to say how the state should go about making those payments, instead urging attorneys for Medicaid patients to continue negotiations with state comptroller Susana Mendoza. 


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