A measure aimed to bridge the gender wage gap was approved by the Illinois General Assembly last month.
Kathryn Decker/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0
June 18, 2018

Push To Bridge Gender Wage Gap Continues

A measure aimed to bridge the gender wage gap was approved by the Illinois General Assembly last month. This is the second attempt by lawmakers to get a ‘no salary history’ initiative into law. Employers would no longer be able to ask someone what they previously earned during interviews.


Cass Herrington
June 18, 2018

Pediatrics For Transgender Kids; ‘Pay What You Can’ Yoga Studio; Illinois Politics

On the 21st: We recap the latest in Illinois politics with WBEZ's Dave McKinney and Natasha Korecki with Politico. Plus, what does it look like to operate a business where customers can pay whatever they want? But first, we heard from a transgender teen about what it was like to come out to her entire school, and what effective pediatric care looks like for trans youth.  


Will Glazik with some wheat the family grows on their farm near Paxton, IL on Friday, April 13, 2018.
Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
June 17, 2018

Organic Crops Lucrative, Challenging For U.S. Farmers

Despite a steady increase in demand for organic products among consumers, U.S. crop growers have been reluctant to make the switch from conventional crops, even if it could mean higher profits for farmers struggling with low commodity prices.


The microscopic parasite Cyclosporia cayetanensis, which causes Cyclosporiasis.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
June 17, 2018

Del Monte Recalls Vegetable Trays Sold In Illinois

Del Monte is recalling 28 oz. vegetable trays sold in Illinois, because of suspicion they are associated with outbreaks of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite.


Darrell Hoemann for Illinois Newsroom
June 15, 2018

Trauma And Our Kids: A Community Conversation

On the 21st: Earlier this week, we hosted a conversation in front of a live audience at Riggs Brewery in Urbana. We focused on the issue of trauma—what it is, how it's affecting kids, and what all members of the community should do about it. Today, we're bringing you that conversation in a special hourlong broadcast.


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