Charles Bennett/AP
June 07, 2018

Harold Washington; Illinois Car Seat Law; Rockford Peaches Anniversary; Alzheimer’s Latino Study

On the 21st: We discuss a new Illinois kids car seat law which would require children under two to ride in rear-facing car seats. Plus, we talk to Dr. David Marquez about new research on Alzheimer's in the Latino community. Also, the Rockford Peaches celebrated their 75th anniversary this month. What did the town do to celebrate? But first, we talk to biographer Roger Biles about his new book "Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago." 


State Senator Scott Bennett and State Representative Carol Ammons spoke at a town hall in Champaign on Wednesday evening.
Daniel Baker/Illinois Public Media
June 07, 2018

Local Legislators Address Constituents’ Budget Concerns

Champaign-Urbana community members gathered yesterday at the Carpenters Hall in Champaign for a town hall with State Senator Scott Bennett and State Representative Carol Ammons. The Democrats answered questions from constituents about the state budget that Governor Rauner signed into law this week.


Just-resigned House Speaker chief of staff Timothy Mapes and State Representative Lou Lang.
Seth Perlaman/AP
June 06, 2018

Illinois House Speaker Aide Quits After Harassment Complaint

Timothy Mapes, the chief of staff to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan abruptly resigned Wednesday after an employee accused him of lewd comments and of mishandling complaints of sexual harassment.


Developmental Services Center
Developmental Services Center
June 06, 2018

Home Care Workers To See Slight Wage Increase Under New State Budget

Under the new state budget, caregivers for people with disabilities will see an hourly wage increase of 50 cents an hour. The state-funded workers are known as direct service providers. They provide in-home care for people with disabilities, helping them dress, bathe, and perform other tasks.


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