Jeremy Flynn (left) of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin at a news conference in Urbana.
Brian Moline / Illinois Public Media
July 06, 2017

Durbin Wants ‘Medicare For All’ Health Program In Long Term, ‘Public Option’ Now

US Senator Dick Durbin wants to see the United States eventually implement a “Medicare for all” type health care program. The Illinois Democrat acknowledges that isn't likely with Republicans in control of both houses of Congress and the White House, but says a "public option" on current health insurance exchanges could be an interim step.


A Warehouse Workers for Justice rally.
Warehouse Workers for Justice
April 25, 2017

Illinois Issues: The Trouble With Temp Work

Legislation aims to improve working conditions for temporary workers as the need for them increases. There were more than 840,000 workers employed by staffing agencies in Illinois in 2015, according to the American Staffing Association.


Illinois Statehouse
Brian Mackey/WUIS
February 14, 2017

Budget Address Preview; Evangelicals & Refugees; Local Programs Address Food Poverty

On the 21st: We got a preview of Governor Rauner’s upcoming budget address and learned what social service agencies that rely on state funding hope to hear. We also discussed a recent letter signed by hundreds of conservative evangelical leaders denouncing President Trump's immigration executive order and learned about two new initiatives aimed at providing food to those in need.


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