Amid COVID-19 Concerns, Clinics Step Up Testing For Migrant Farmworkers

CHAMPAIGN – Maricel Mendoza is familiar with the work migrant and seasonal farmworkers do. Growing up, her family traveled from Texas to central Illinois every year for her parents’ jobs as contractors with a large seed company.  “All of my parents’ siblings were migrants, my grandparents were migrants,” Mendoza says. “So it’s just something that […]

Speaker Calls To Remove Stephen Douglas Imagery From Capitol

SPRINGFIELD — It was only a matter a time that recent events caused someone to focus in on Illinois State Capitol statues dedicated to those with racist pasts. Now, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is calling for the removal of two statues sitting outside the State Capitol and a portrait inside the chamber of the […]

News Around Illinois – July 9, 2020

Illinois Driver Services Expirations Extended Until Nov. 1 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Expiration dates for driver’s licenses, identification cards and license plate stickers have been extended one more month to Nov. 1, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday. Expired documents will remain valid so customers need not need rush into state Driver Services […]