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Struggling for Housing

In the course of reporting my previous story on the gap between wages and the cost of housing, I spent time following a case manager with the Southern…

Ask The Newsroom: Section 8 Housing

In Illinois, there are only 35 affordable housing units for every 100 families considered extremely low-income, according to Housing Action Illinois, a…

Illinois Early Childhood Educators Share Election Hopes

Preschool is a key part of building a solid foundation for lifelong learning, some experts even say it’s the most important part of a child’s education. And yet, it’s not considered by the state of Illinois to be as important as K-12 education, based on the way funding is allocated.