retired coal miners
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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.
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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.


Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza testifies at a legislative hearing on Tuesday May 9.
NPR Illinois
May 10, 2017

Illinois School Districts Still Missing State Funds

Comptroller Susana Mendoza says she’s not sure when school districts will receive state money owed to them for the rest of this school year. The state of Illinois still owes local school districts nearly $1 billion to cover the current school year. But Mendoza, a Democrat, says she’s not sure when they’ll actually get the money.


Champaign County Nursing Home
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May 10, 2017

Champaign County Board Votes To Seek Broker To Facilitate Sale Of Nursing Home

The Champaign County Board took a step Tuesday night towards a possible sale of the county nursing home, by voting to authorize their county administrator to seek a broker to facilitate the sale. County Board members in a committee-of-the-whole meeting as the Finance Committee voted 15 to 5 to authorize the issuing of a “Request for Information” or RFI, advertising for a broker to facilitate the sale or transfer of the financially strapped nursing home to a private owner.


Former FBI Director James Comey
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May 09, 2017

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

The White House has fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and possible ties to the Trump campaign and top aides.


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