217 Today: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Today’s headlines: Gov. JB Pritzker is brushing off findings by Republicans and independent consultants that the new legislative maps passed by Democrats this spring are unconstitutional. University of Illinois President Tim Killeen says reaction to COVID requirements at the university has been mostly in favor. As summers get increasingly hot due […]

Health Or A Paycheck: New Report Shows How Extreme Heat May Hurt Farmworkers

People who work outside increasingly risk their income, illness and even death as climate change ramps up extreme heat. That’s according to a first-of-its-kind study from the Union of Concerned Scientists, titled “Too Hot To Work.” The study focused on workers who spend some or all of their work time outside, including construction workers, emergency […]