Statewide: Infrastructure Needs; High Speed Rail's Future; School Funding Work Still Taking Place

Sep 21, 2018

Statewide, with host Sean Crawford, brings you reports and conversations from in and around Illinois.

This week:

Lee Gaines of Illinois Newsroom reports on who benefits from video court.

For Illinois Issues, Maureen McKinney examines the claim that African American women could be more adversely affected by the recent Janus v. AFSCME court decision.  

Sean Crawford talks with Dusty Rhodes about work still underway on school funding, even after a new law took effect.

Daisy Contreras of NPR Illinois takes a field trip to see firsthand the poor condition of the state's infrastructure.

Sean Crawford chats with Rick Harnish of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association about what is happening now with the project and long term goals.   

Kate McGee of WBEZ tells us how a study on birds finds adaptation to urban areas is crucial for survival.

WILL's Jack Brighton takes us to the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River where toxic coal ash is creating problems. 

Susan Stephens of WNIJ reports on wind energy. Despite the environmental advantages, some neighbors of turbines have concerns.  

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