On the 21st: Chicago author Marcus Sakey joined us to talk about his newest novel, “Afterlife,” a thriller and love story that takes place between two worlds. Plus, we learned how the distribution of SNAP benefits may be linked to shoplifting. We also talked to a POLITICO reporter who reported on former Obama staffers now running for office and heard from a Springfield doctor who launched his own health care review website.
On Thursday, the House of Representatives took the first step toward repealing and replacing the act. But as Congress continues to debate the future of health care, just what has the Affordable Care Act meant for people in Champaign County?
Sign up started last week for coverage under Obamacare in 2017. Like much of the country, people across Illinois are seeing fewer choices and higher monthly premiums. But one group that’s helping people sign up for coverage says, at least so far, they don’t expect customers to have to scramble to find affordable coverage.
Just two days before Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are set to meet for their second presidential debate, more damaging audio of the GOP nominee using crude language about women and how he would hit on them has surfaced. Meanwhile, Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis said Saturday he was rescinding his support for the presidential nominee. Despite numerous calls from former backers to withdraw from the race, Trump says he won't quit.
On the 21st: We talked with the Chicago Tribune reporter who led the investigation into the pork industry in Illinois, and heard a response from the industry. Plus, we got an update on what's going on with politics in Illinois.
On The 21st: What will the new GMO labeling bill mean for consumers? And Evangelical Christians are leaning toward Trump in the presidential race, but not without reservations. Plus, what options are there for people dissatisfied with their ballot options?