Illinois Democrats’ plan seeks to divest from Russian debt

SPRINGFIELD — Democrats who control the state Capitol are urging members of the General Assembly to approve sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Gov. J.B. Pritzker released a statement with House and Senate leaders pledging swift action on legislation and declared Russian President Vladimir Putin “must be stopped.” A House Democrat has introduced […]

Green hired as Illinois women’s basketball coach following success at Dayton

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois hired Shauna Green is its new women’s basketball coach, hoping she can lift a struggling program following a winning tenure at Dayton. If approved by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, Green will become the 10th head coach of the Fighting Illini women’s basketball program.  Green was chosen Atlantic 10 Coach […]

How Medicaid enrollment can disrupt the cycle of incarceration

COLUMBIA – Mo. — One of the first stops for people leaving prison in central Missouri is the Reentry Opportunity Center in Columbia. The center sees about 80 people a month who are in the process of putting their lives together after being incarcerated. According to the center’s program director, D’Markus Thomas-Brown, leaving prison often […]

217 Today: Research shows Medicaid enrollment could break cycles of incarceration

Monday, March 21, 2022 Today’s headlines: Senator Dick Durbin says he believes Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is the proper choice to join the U.S. Supreme Court. Women working full-time in Illinois earn about $13,000 less per year than men, according to the U.S. Census. A new COVID-19 test developed in Chicago boasts the speed of […]