Scott Bennett on the senate floor.
Seth Perlman/AP
May 12, 2017

Legislation Helping Dentists Passes In Illinois Senate

With Illinois lawmakers struggling to agree on a state budget, the Illinois Senate unanimously passed a contingency plan, for dentists. Many dentists who treat state employees have not been getting paid for their work.


Participants in news conference held by Champaign County Health Care Consumers
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
May 11, 2017

Healthcare Consumer Group Director Defends Obamacare, Challenges Rep. Davis To Debate

The executive director of Champaign County Health Care Consumers is challenging Congressman Rodney Davis to a debate about health care issues.

Lennhoff is unhappy with Davis’ support for the American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement for Obamacare, which passed the house last week.


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.


Lovie Smith at the podium.
Vashoune Russell/for Illinois Public Media
May 10, 2017

Three Illini Football Players Charged With Robbery, Home Invasion

Police arrested University of Illinois football players Darta Lee, Zarrian Holcombe, and Howard Watkins on preliminary charges of armed robbery and home invasion Wednesday morning. They are scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.


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