Statewide: The Looming Housing Crisis; FOID Card Delays

Apr 15, 2021

The pandemic forced government to take action to prevent foreclosures and evictions.  But that intervention won't last forever.  We talk with researchers who have looked back at the 2008 housing crisis to see what lessons can be learned. 

Illinois remains behind on renewing firearm owner identification cards and concealed carry permits.  We'll hear why there's a backlog and what some are proposing to solve the problem.  

And a car John Dillinger used to make a daring escape has been brought home.  

Those stories and more on this episode of Statewide.

Our lineup:

* Sean Crawford talks with Capitol News Illinois' Peter Hancock about the delay in processing FOID card and CCL renewals.  

* Peter Medlin of WNIJ reports on how the pandemic has impacted prison education programs. Still, some have kept learning.

* Adam Pinsker brings us the story of a car John Dillinger used in a jailbreak in the 1930's.  It's been brought back to the Indiana town where that happened.  

* Dana Cronin tells us how Illinois' efforts to reduce farm runoff into waterways hasn't worked so far.

* Christina Stella with Harvest Public Media has details on farmers along the Missouri River suing the Army Corps of Engineers for flood damage.

* Eric Stock visits with a personal fitness trainer in Bloomington about how her business has been impacted during the pandemic.  

* Mary Hansen explains how a mass vaccination site in Springfield has attracted people from all over Illinois looking to get their COVID shots.

* A pair of researchers discuss their report for the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs about housing and what the 2008 crisis can teach us today. 

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