Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Illinois Dept. of Vetrans Affairs
January 10, 2018

McCann Calls On Rauner, Shah To Own Up To Legionnaires’ Crisis

Governor Bruce Rauner just ended a week-long stay at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy, the facility where 13 people have died from Legionnaires' Disease since 2015. Meanwhile, a downstate Republican lawmaker says the governor's response to the outbreak at the veteran's home has been inadequate.


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January 10, 2018

Getting Real About Postpartum; Testing For Drug-Impaired Driving; Funding And ‘Safety Net’ Hospitals

On the 21st: University of Illinois professor Kate Clancy joins us to talk about what's missing from our conversations about new moms, going back to work, and physical postpartum symptoms - and a Twitter thread she wrote on the subject that struck a chord with thousands. Plus, how law enforcement agencies are trying to test whether a driver is under the influence of drugs. But first, a major change in the way many medical centers receive public funding is making some hospitals worried.


Andrew Harnik/AP
January 09, 2018

Farmers On Trump’s Speech; Caterpillar’s Overseas Tax Profits; St. Louis-Chicago Amtrak; Snowy Owls

On the 21st: We check in with two Illinois farmers on their reactions to President Trump's speech yesterday at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Plus, the project to speed up Amtrak's Chicago-St. Louis route is wrapping up, and sightings of the majestic snowy owl are on the rise in Illinois. But first, Wall Street Journal reporter Andrew Tangel talks about why Caterpillar might be on the hook for $2 billion in taxes.


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