Statewide: Town Struggling Despite Steel Plant Re-opening; DCFS Keeping Kids In Psychiatric Care

Dec 20, 2018

Statewide brings you reports and conversations from in and around Illinois each week.  

This week:

* U.S. Steel's decision to re-start its plant in Granite City last summer thrust the town into the national spotlight.  But Mary Leonard of St. Louis Public Radio found not everyone there is sharing in the economic benefits.  

* Rich Egger of Tri States Public Radio gives us an update on efforts to trim the budget at Western Illinois University.

* Jenna Dooley of WNIJ tags along with students who visit a flavor company in Geneva. 

*  Daisy Contreras talks with ProPublica's Duaa Eldeib about an investigation into DCFS and hundreds of kids languishing in psychiatric hospitals. 

*Shannon Heffernan of WBEZ investigates a lack of information surrounding Illinois prison deaths. 

* Emily Boyer of Tri States Public Radio takes us to the small community of Bishop Hill in western Illinois. 

Statewide brings you reports and conversations from in and around Illinois. 

Find more episodes at StatewideShow.com.  You can also drop us a line at Scraw1@uis.edu  

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