On the 21st: We discussed the small clause in an employee contract that prevents fast food workers from moving to different franchise locations. Plus, how this turbulent year in trade policy has affected farmers in the state. And, how some small towns in Illinois and across the country are working to reverse brain drain in their respective communities.
A company that processes farmers market purchases using government benefits will shut down at the end of the month. That leaves 24 Indiana farmers markets without a way for customers to pay using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program dollars.
Last week, the U.S. Secret Service released a guide for preventing school violence. Issued in response to recent massacres in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, it’s subtitled “An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence.”
Champaign Police Sgt. Geoff Coon said he’s waiting on roughly $50,000 in federal grant money that’s due to the central Illinois police department. Another agency that uses the funding to pay for programs that focus on recidivism and re-entry and community-based violence intervention programs in the Rockford area also hasn’t received their funding this year.
In Illinois’ 13th Congressional District, both Republican incumbent Rodney Davis and Democratic challenger, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, have issued statements pushing back against President Trump’s controversial comments during his news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.