News Local/State - May 30, 2018

State Lawmakers Approve Gun Restraining Orders

Illinois lawmakers on Wednesday voted to make it easier to try to take guns from someone a court determines is dangerous. Supporters say “lethal order of protections” could prevent mass shootings.

News Local/State - May 30, 2018

Researchers Seeks Community’s Help In Finding Solutions For Maternal Depression

Up to 20 percent of women experience perinatal depression, which occurs during pregnancy or after giving birth. Karen Tabb, social work professor at the University of Illinois, studies factors that put women at risk of perinatal depression, which is associated with worse outcomes for both mom and baby.

Pablo Salmerón/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The 21st Show - May 30, 2018

Creating Manufacturing Jobs; Injuries In Youth Sports; Summer Movies

On The 21st: The Reel Deal Critic Reggie Ponder joins us to talk about summer movies. Plus, we talk with a pediatric orthopedist and athletic trainer to talk about summer sports for kids - and how hard they can be on growing children’s bodies. But first, how have some Midwestern cities like Grand Rapids not only managed to survive, but actually thrive when it comes to creating manufacturing jobs? 

Community members gathered at the Urbana Free Library on Tuesday evening to hear stories of those affected by gun violence and to learn more about the Everytown Survivor Network—an initiative of Moms Demand Action.

Daniel Baker/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - May 30, 2018

Activist Shares Story To Promote Gun Violence Awareness

Community members gathered at the Urbana Free Library on Tuesday evening to hear stories of those affected by gun violence and to learn more about the Everytown Survivor Network—an initiative of Moms Demand Action.

House sponsor of ERA ratification, Rep. Lou Lang in his office at the capitol.

Rachel Otwell/NPR Illinois

News Local/State - May 30, 2018

Abortion Argument Hurdle To Equal Rights Amendment Ratification

A resolution that would have Illinois ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has yet to be called for a deciding House vote. The House sponsor, Democratic State Rep. from Skokie, Lou Lang, says he's close to reaching the 3/5ths vote needed, but there are still "attendance issues."

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.

Jeff Roberson/AP

News Local/State - May 29, 2018

Missouri Gov. Greitens To Resign Amid Scandals Investigation

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a sometimes brash outsider whose unconventional resume as a Rhodes Scholar and Navy SEAL officer made him a rising star in Republican politics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after a scandal involving an affair with his former hairdresser led to a broader investigation by prosecutors and state legislators.

Illinois Newsroom

The 21st Show - May 29, 2018

Gun Suicides In Rural Areas; The Chinese Exclusion Act Documentary; IL Spelling Bee Contestants

On The 21st: We talk to the filmmakers behind a new documentary on the Chinese Exclusion Act which will be shown on PBS tonight. Plus, the National Spelling Bee is underway- we caught up with a few Illinois contestants before they left for DC to see how they’re feeling ahead of the big competition. But first, from 2012 to 2016, more than eighty percent of gun-related deaths in rural Illinois were suicides, which is higher than the rest of the country. We catch up with Illinois Newsroom Reporter Madelyn Beck to learn more about gun suicides in rural areas. 

Page 2 of 16 pages  < 1 2 3 4 >  Last ›

Illinois Newsroom

Illinois Newsroom powered by WILL

Visit for the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including COVID-19 disease cases in Illinois.

Ask the Newsroom


Ask the Newsroom

WILL and Illinois Newsroom are hosting a COVID-19 Q&A via Facebook Live on Thursday, May 14, with a panel local public health officials and medical doctors from east-central Illinois. What questions do you have? Send us your questions to help inform the stories we tell and what we investigate.

Ask your questions about coronavirus in Illinois
Can we contact you?

WILL Highlights

The 21st

21st century radio for the 21st state. Weekdays at 11 am on WILL-AM 580.