Gov. Pritzker Vows To Protect Abortion Rights In Illinois

CHICAGO — Illinois’ governor says he’s “very concerned” about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to block a new Texas law banning most abortions in the state. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois would continue to be a “beacon of hope” for women seeking reproductive health care. In recent years, Illinois has expanded and […]

In Court Hearing, Latino Rights Group Says New Maps Still Unfair

SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for a Latino advocacy group told a panel of federal judges Wednesday that the new legislative district maps passed by the Illinois General Assembly the night before still dilute the vote of Hispanic citizens in the state, and they intend to proceed with a lawsuit in hopes of having them overturned. Ernest […]

Amid Rising COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Nurses Face Increasing Risk Of Burnout

IOWA CITY — Bridget Otto has been dreading watching her hospital COVID unit fill up once again. “The last shift that I was there, we lost several people that were very young,” Otto said. “There were multiple times on our shifts that we just bawled. Like, we just gave each other hugs and cried.” https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s4780019/audio/2021/08/se-nursing-edit-withintro.mp3 […]

217 Today: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021

Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 Today’s headlines: Republican U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger says the U.S. exit in Afghanistan was “probably some of the worst military decision-making in my lifetime.” U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says efforts are ongoing to secure the release of Mark Frerichs, an Illinois man held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Utility crews […]