Cass Herrington
June 19, 2018

Eddie Russell Jr.‘s Family Sues Peoria; Helping Veterans Graduate; Inmates And Mental Health Care

On the 21st: We discussed the case of Eddie Russell Jr., a 25-year old black man who was shot and killed by Peoria police last September—and why his family is now suing the city and the six officers involved in the shooting.  And, how some Illinois community colleges are helping veterans to get their degrees and reintegrate into society. Plus, what county jails are doing in effort to connect inmates with proper mental health care in an effort to keep them from coming back.

Jodi Eisenmann is one of 17 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against People's Gas. She spoke out about her present situation during a Mahomet Aquifer Task Force meeting on Monday in Mahomet.
Daniel Baker/Illinois Public Media
June 19, 2018

Plaintiffs In Peoples Gas Lawsuit Speak Out

Some of the 17 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against People’s Gas spoke out at a Mahomet Aquifer Task Force meeting on Monday in Mahomet. They asked the state advisory panel to help ensure they have clean water, after their water wells were contaminated by a gas leak.

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.

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