Health care, trade, and the tax overhaul are three of the biggest issues in the race for the 13th Congressional District between incumbent Rodney Davis and challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.
A statewide series of forums this year found plenty of concern about the direction Illinois is heading. But we also found work is being done at the local level to solve some of the problems.
- A Preview of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra's "Bicentennial Celebration"
- State Week: After Last-Minute Lawsuit, Pritzker Pushes Back
- One Year After #MeToo Rippled Throughout The Illinois Capitol - What's Different?
- Statewide: A Town Deals With Cancer; #MeToo In Illinois A Year Later
- IL + #MeToo: What's An Average Person To Do?
The midterm elections conclude November 6. Do you know what’s on your ballot? It's not a presidential election, so why does it even matter? What impact will your vote really have?
Why did an unusual number of childhood cancer cases show up in a central Illinois community? And what's changed in Illinois since #MeToo went viral? Statewide, with host Sean Crawford, brings you reports and conversations from in and around Illinois.
In the past, Ann Quackenbush would wake up early on election day to get to her polling place. The elementary school teacher in Champaign says it was often hard to make time to vote during a busy school day. For the primary last March, she tried something different – mailing in her ballot before election day. “It is just incredibly convenient,” said Quackenbush, who has already requested a mail-in ballot for the mid-terms in November. Quackenbush posted to social media encouraging friends to...
Voters this fall are choosing who will occupy the state’s two financial offices: treasurer and comptroller. Even during campaigns, these positions rarely get much attention. In fact, their very existence usually comes into question in proposals to merge the offices into one. Years ago, one person was in charge. It all changed after a massive scandal filled with fast moves, fancy cars and fraud tarnished state government moneyhandling forever.
Bedrock 66 Live! and NPR Illinois present Bloodshot recording artists Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis Sunday, October 21 at 5 pm at Bar None in downtown Springfield. Tix are available here .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdqjcMmjeaA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK92hdp6u18 This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem . Aaron Copland 's "Fanfare for the Common Man" begins with dramatic percussion, heralding something big and exciting. Then comes a ladder of simple trumpet notes, solemn and heroic. The whole piece takes less than four minutes to play, but its admirers say it...