food pantry

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January 17, 2019

If Shutdown Drags On, Programs Serving The Hungry In Illinois Could Be At Risk

People who rely on SNAP benefits to pay for food will continue to receive that assistance through at least February, even if the partial federal government shutdown continues. But because of the shutdown, next month’s payment will come a couple weeks earlier than usual—on January 20th.

Eugene Philips

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January 07, 2019

Finding Success At Technical Colleges; Eating Well & Exercise In The New Year; New Year, New Laws

On The 21st: Despite demand in the labor market for the skills that trade schools provide, many parents and teachers still push for four-year college. Wes Aymer in Springfield wants to change the perception around trade school. Plus we discuss ways to exercise and eat smarter in the new year. But first, with the new year comes new laws. This year, more than 250 new laws took effect here in Illinois. Which do you need to know about? 

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