Statewide: A story of love and loss
On this week's Statewide, a man tells about the death of his partner and close friends It's part of our look at the AIDS epidemic, 40 years after the first case was diagnosed in Illinois.
We also visit two communities who competed for a large meatpacking plant. How have the towns fared since?
And we examine the role of religion in some political positions, such as opposition to vaccine mandates.
Those stories and more on this episode.
* Danville native Arlen Miller spoke with reporter Maureen McKinney about the loss of his partner Mike Walsh, during the dark days of the AIDS epidemic. He explains what it was like to watch many close to him die from the disease.