On The 21st: A proposal passed the Senate to change the way the state funds K-12 education. Plus, how are vulnerable seniors faring with the budget impasse? And Purdue University's new college tuition repayment program may save students money.
Welcome to our first edition of The 21st show! On March 14, 2016, we talked about our country's political divide and the consequences of what that means for Illinois. We also spoke with two student entrepreneurs who have co-founded an Illinois company working to create a new generation of prosthetic hands for amputees around the world.
The U.S. is experiencing the lowest rates of uninsured people in more than 50 years. Yet in this new Affordable Care Act era, free and charitable clinics continue to play a critical role, according to public health researcher Julie Darnell.
Christmas lights are up at the Illinois capitol, despite a brief period where it had appeared the state budget impasse would keep the dome dark. That interlude led to another outcome, appropriate during the season for giving.