Reaction is coming in from lawmakers representing all corners of the state as it pertains to the vote to avoid another government shutdown as well as President Trump's announcement Friday to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Released Thursday afternoon "While this bipartisan deal is not perfect, it prevents another wasteful and unnecessary government shutdown that would hurt our economy and hold the paychecks of hundreds...
In Illinois, losing a baby before its first birthday happens far more often to black mothers than those of other races. The difference between whites and blacks is nearly three-fold.
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The number of news reporters has been declining for years – in print and broadcast, and markets of all sizes. One need only look at the Illinois State House Press Corps, whose numbers have dwindled from several dozen full-time, year-round reporters to a handful of credentialed journalists today, or the decreased size of local media news staff, to see the trend in our area. What’s the impact on you - and the community? Research shows that fewer journalists mean less accountability of public officials.
Segregation can be found all across the country. But few might realize the level that exists in communities right here in Illinois. An investigation finds many of Illinois' mid-sized cities rank among the most divided nationally. And there's a new podcast that tells the story of impeached governor Rod Blagojevich, from the point of view of those who were part of the story: his wife Patti, federal agents, those who worked closely with him and more. The first episode is already available with more to come.
During the show, follow along with our live blog for commentary, context and quips throughout the night . A complete list of the winners and nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards, presented on Feb. 10, 2019. GENERAL FIELD 1. Record Of The Year • "I Like It" by Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin • "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile WINNER: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino • "God's Plan" by Drake • "Shallow" by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper • "All the Stars" by Kendrick Lamar & SZA • "Rockstar" by...
World-renowned Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma has recorded more than 100 albums, received 19 Grammys , won the Presidential Medal of Freedom and, most recently, performed a sold-out concert at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, India. But on Tuesday evening, most onlookers knew none of his accomplishments — or even who he was — as he gave an impromptu recital on the Marine Drive promenade in the southern part of the city. The 20-minute performance – amid the sound of...