The Senate Approves The $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill In A Historic Vote

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 69-30 Tuesday to approve a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, a historic piece of legislation that could reshape American lives for decades. The measure fulfills a call from President Biden for the two major parties to work together to deliver one of his top priorities, but it faces an uncertain […]

HIV Organizations Say More Work Needs To Be Done to Reach Black Women

INDIANAPOLIS — Pamela Goodwin started the Indianapolis based nonprofit Women In Motion after she recognized she was at high risk for HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. She wants to help other women — in particular women of color — in the same situation. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s4780019/audio/2021/08/hivoutreachweb.mp3 Listen to this story here. But Goodwin said it […]

217 Today: Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Today’s headlines: The amount of money Illinois owes for paying state retirees their pensions has ballooned to $144 billion, according to new, official calculations from state pension analysts. Across Illinois this week, schools are kicking off practices for fall sports. The IHSA is recommending member school follow IDPH guidance for masking […]

How To Keep Your Child Safe From The Delta Variant

WASHINGTON — It’s inevitable that when kids mix — returning from camp or heading back to school — germs spread. And in a pandemic year fueled by the delta variant, some of those germs may cause COVID-19. The CDC’s advice for keeping your child protected from this highly contagious version of the coronavirus now and […]

First Lawsuit Filed Over Pritzker’s School Mask Mandate

SPRINGFIELD — Prolific anti-COVID mitigation attorney Tom DeVore on Monday filed suit over Gov. JB Pritzker’s mandate requiring all students, faculty and staff at Illinois schools wear masks in the face of the coronavirus’ more contagious Delta variant spreading across the state. DeVore filed the suit on behalf of a father of a student in […]