UIS ends contract with DCFS for training investigators

SPRINGFIELD — The University of Illinois Springfield has elected to discontinue its contract with the state’s Department of Children and Family Services to offer simulation training for DCFS investigators in a house on campus. The university decided against renewal of the agreement because the state had not followed its best-practice recommendation that simulation training be […]

217 Today: U.S. trip to Taiwan may further strain relationship between U.S. and China

Friday, August 12, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker is re-upping his call for an apology from Republican rival Darren Bailey for once comparing abortion to the Holocaust. The electric automaker Rivian plans to add a second shift at its Normal manufacturing plant by the end of next month, creating a need for even […]

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi defends trip to Taiwan amid threats from China

WASHINGTON — Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was part of the group that joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a trip to Taiwan last week. This was the highest level U-S visit to that country in 25 years. WBEZ’s Mawa Iqbal spoke with the Schaumburg Democrat about why they went and how their trip could impact […]