Statewide: The Radium Girls; COVID-19 In Southern Illinois
This week, the story of women who worked at the Radium Dial Company factory in Ottawa, using radium-laced paint on glow-in-the-dark clocks and watches. Unaware of the health risks, many died from radium poisoning. Their case became a landmark moment in the workers' rights movement.
Also, we'll hear about the stress on health care facilities in southern Illinois amid the latest COVID-19 surge.
Those stories and more on Statewide.
* Christine Herman with Illinois Newsroom speaks with the Acting Medical Center Director at the V-A Illinois Health Care system in Danville. The V-A hospital has begun providing care to a limited number of non-veteran patients to help with the COVID caseload.
* WGLT's Sarah Nardi talks with a relative of a World War Two veteran killed in action. His remains were only recently identified. He was brought back home to Illinois this month, where he was laid to rest.