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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivers his annual budget address on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at the statehouse in Springfield, Ill.
Brian Munoz
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's proposed investments would support the creation of a child tax credit, overhaul of the state's pension system, and fund programs for asylum-seekers arriving in Chicago.
Alexi J. Rosenfeld
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The need for humanitarian aid in Gaza is enormous, but trying to decipher how much aid is getting into the territory and where it's going can be tricky.
Roy Rochlin
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Tasos Katopodis
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Logo for the NEA Big Read "Reconsidering the American Dream"
Illinois Humanities
Rebecca Amato is the Director of Teaching and Learning for Illinois Humanities and Alexandra Sossa is from the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project. Illinois Humanities received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest to present The NEA Big Read: Reconsidering the American Dream. This is a series of free book groups, free public events, and hands-on workshops that explore and challenge our understanding of the "American Dream." Amato and Sossa spoke to Community Voices about the books featured in the Big Read, the changing ideology surrounding the "American Dream", and the event coming to Springfield on Feb. 22. They also spoke about different challenges and inequities immigrants and farmers face in Illinois.
Chiara Negrello
Photographer Chiara Negrello documented Ukrainian caregivers in Italy as they try to stay connected to family back home during the ongoing war.
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An Oklahoma country station made news this week when it briefly refused to play a Beyoncé song. It's a resonant tale for the Black and women musicians who have tried to crack the format for decades.
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