UPDATED 4:10 p.m. | The Catholic Church in Illinoishas been suedby four people who claim they were sexually abused by priests and that the church protected the priests by concealing the abuse.
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.
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?
During News & Brews on October 23, join NPR Illinois for beverage and conversation about what makes this election unique and how to find out more...
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...
Secretary of State Jesse White has held the elected office nearly two decades. This year, his Republican opponent is questioning whether White will be able to serve out another four-year term if elected.
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...