Austin Hansen & Ross Beach/ WNIJ
June 27, 2017

Illinois to Halt Roadwork Without Budget; Travel Ban; Peoria Ag Lab

On the 21st: If Illinois’s budget impasse doesn’t get resolved by the end of this week, hundreds of state-funded road construction projects may be halted indefinitely. Plus, how will President Trump's travel ban affect Illinois? We also spoke with state lawmakers who are fighting to save a national agriculture lab based in Peoria.


American Civil Liberties Attorney, Omar Jadwat, gestures as he speaks after a hearing before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.
Steve Helber/AP
May 25, 2017

4th Circuit Court Ruling Keeps Trump’s Travel Ban On Hold

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Trump's controversial travel ban should be kept on hold, maintaining a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks the executive order from being enforced.


retired coal miners
Durrie Bouscaren/St. Louis Public Radio
May 11, 2017

Health Insurance For Coal Miners; Police Officers & Art; U.S. Citizenship; Presidential Libraries

On the 21st: After months of waiting on a life-or-death decision, retired coal miners wondering whether Congress will continue their health insurance have finally received an answer. We also learn about a new art exhibit featuring works by Chicago police officers, discuss citizenship and immigration, and explore the history and purpose of presidential libraries.


Illustration of a report card.
Chelsea Beck/NPR
April 29, 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.


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