Statewide: Illinois' History Of Slavery; Can We Avoid A COVID-19 Setback?

Jun 25, 2020

As the state lifts more restrictions, moving to Phase Four of the Restore Illinois plan, there are worries about a spike in coronavirus cases.  Hear what some experts are saying.

A Bloomington nursing home was the site of a COVID-19 outbreak.  We learn more about what happened there.

And while Illinois lays claim to the Great Emancipator, its past also includes slavery. We'll get a history lesson.  That and more on Statewide.

This week's lineup:

* Bill Wheelhouse speaks with Sam Toia, President of the Illinois Restaurant Association, about the move to allow indoor dining in Illinois.

* Sean Crawford gets the latest on the Pandemic Stress Indicator from Institute of Government and Public Affairs Director Robin Fretwell Wilson and University of Illinois Professor Brian Gaines.

* Ryan Denham of WGLT brings us the story of how the pandemic played out in a Bloomington nursing home.

* Mary Hansen reports on a community police review board in Springfield with a light caseload. That has some questioning if a change is needed.

* Lee Gaines of Illinois Newsroom explains the challenges facing undocumented students trying to pay for college.

* Sean Crawford interviews a wildlife biologist about a black bear that has wandered from Wisconsin into Illinois.

* We revisit a 2016 conversation when Jamey Dunn spoke with author Tara McClellan McAndrew about her essay on the history of slavery in Illinois. 


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