House Speaker Michael Madigan, left, speaks with reporters on Wednesday.
Brian Mackey/WUIS
June 01, 2017

How Illinois’s Budget Impasse Affects Schools, Businesses, Social Services; DCFS Director Resigns

On the 21st: Illinois legislators ended yesterday’s final scheduled session without approving crucial state funding. We heard from listeners and spoke with stakeholders. Plus, the director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services announced he's stepping down, amidst an ongoing ethics probe and following several recent deaths of children whose homes were being investigated.

Departing Illinois DCFS Director George Sheldon
Sophia Tareen/AP
May 31, 2017

Head Of Illinois Child Welfare Agency Resigns

George Sheldonn the director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has resigned in the face of an ethics probe and controversy over recent child deaths.  

Champaign Centennial High School
(Champaign Unit 4 Schools)
March 16, 2017

School Violence and Bullying; Galesburg Water Update; Illinois Tornado Check-In

On The 21st: We learned about how the recent death of a Centennial High School student has sparked conversations about bullying, and had a wide-ranging discussion about the root of the problem and what can be done about it. We also learned about how the city of Galesburg has been trying to address lead in their water, and checked in with the LaSalle County Nursing Home about the last two weeks since a tornado touched down in their town.

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