Todd Maisch, president of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

News Local/State - January 26, 2018

State Of Trump: Good For Business

After one year of Donald Trump’s presidency, the business community is largely pleased with the results: reductions in tax rates and a rollback of Obama-era environmental regulations. But there are concerns about the president's positions on immigration, and the general chaos of the White House.

The O'Fallon Little Panthers youth football team after a game in 2008.

US Air Force

News Local/State - January 26, 2018

Illinois Bill Aims To End Youth Tackle Football

A new plan in Illinois aims to end youth tackle football programs with the goal of preventing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease of the brain caused by repetitive brain trauma. 

University of Illinois Press

The 21st Show - January 25, 2018

‘Reflections Of An Undocumented Immigrant’; Water Pipes In Winter; Sexual Abuse At Michigan State

On The 21st: Jose Angel N., author of 'Illegal: Reflections Of An Undocumented Immigrant,' joins us on the program. Plus, we hear from Michigan State's student newspaper and John U. Bacon about Dr. Larry Nassar's decades of sexual abuse. And, we get some tips on making sure your house's pipes don't freeze during this cold winter.

Diane Doherty, executive director of the Illinois Hunger Coalition, says cutting back on benefits like food stamps, can increase food insecurity for many in the state.

Katie Buck/NPR Illinois

News Local/State - January 25, 2018

State Of Trump: Concerns For Illinois’ Low Income Families

President Donald Trump’s administration has been in power for a year now. “State of Trump” is our series discussing what’s changed in the state and what might be ahead. Diane Doherty is the executive director of the Illinois Hunger Coalition. She talks about federally funded programs for low-income individuals — such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — and their future in 2018.

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