Ask The Newsroom: Playgrounds Reopening, Nursing Home Visits, Weddings In Phase 4

The Illinois Newsroom team is answering questions from listeners to navigate this unprecedented time. Have a question you want answered? Ask here. In today’s edition of “Ask the Newsroom,” we sought answers — regarding the state’s moving into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan today — from Julie Pryde, administrator of the Champaign-Urbana Public […]

Ask The Newsroom: Pools Reopening, June SNAP Benefits

The Illinois Newsroom team is answering questions from listeners to navigate this unprecedented time. Have a question you want answered? Ask here. In today’s edition of “Ask the Newsroom,” we’ve answered questions on pools reopening during Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan, and SNAP benefits for the month of June. Please note, the information […]

Ask The Newsroom: Preguntas y Respuestas Sobre La COVID-19 Con Médicos y Representantes Locales De Salud Pública

This story was originally published in English and was translated by Marcela Renna through a partnership with America Amplified. If you have any questions or concerns about the translation, please email Jennifer@americaamplified.org. Traducido por Marcela Renna en colaboración con America Amplified. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre la traducción, favor de comunicarse por correo electrónico con Jennifer@americaamplified.org.  WILL […]

Ask The Newsroom: COVID-19 Q&A With Local Public Health Officials And Medical Doctors

A Spanish translation of this story is available here. WILL and Illinois Newsroom hosted a “COVID-19 Q&A” Facebook Live discussion on Thursday, May 14, which gave people the opportunity to ask questions of our panel of local public health officials and medical experts. Topics included: Status updates from local public health administrators and medical doctors  […]

Ask The Newsroom: Restore Illinois Explained, Dental Care Reopening And More

The Illinois Newsroom team is answering questions from listeners to navigate this unprecedented time. Have a question you want answered? Ask here. In today’s edition of Ask the Newsroom, we’ve answered questions about the Restore Illinois plan, dental care in Illinois and protections for meatpackers. Please note, the information below is accurate as of May […]

Ask The Newsroom: CARES Act, Housing And Recreation In The Era Of COVID-19

The Illinois Newsroom team is answering questions from listeners to navigate this unprecedented time. Have a question you want answered? Ask here. In today’s edition of “Ask the Newsroom,” we’ve answered questions on everything from the pause on evictions to DMVs remaining closed below! CARES Act Q: Will the state allow employees to take out additional […]

Ask The Newsroom: Correctional Facilities, Daily Testing And More

There is a slew of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on Illinois residents and businesses. We’ve received questions from listeners about everything from the virus and its impact on correctional facilities to daily testing and wearing masks in public. We’ve answered some of the questions we received below. Correctional facilities Q: How many […]

Ask The Newsroom: Restaurant Safety, Stimulus Checks And More

Due to the suddenness of the coronavirus outbreak, there is a slew of uncertainty surrounding the disease and its effects on society.  We’ve received questions from listeners about everything from how the restaurant service should operate to prevent the spread of the virus to COVID-19 recovery efforts to the status of unemployment and stimulus checks. […]

Ask The Newsroom: Confusion Over Masks And Coronavirus Protection

This week, The 21st show is answering listener questions about the coronavirus. We received a question at AskTheNewsroom.com from Kimberly, who wants to know why the general public is being told to not to use face masks while at the same time, we’re hearing health care workers need them: “Why is it that the masks work for […]

Ask the Newsroom: What Are Champaign And Urbana Doing To Create More Affordable Housing

Illinois Newsroom has been covering the struggle to find affordable housing around the state. The lack of funding to build housing for people with low-incomes is one challenge. But city governments can influence where and how housing is built through their zoning rules. Allowing more multi-family structures opens neighborhoods up to people who cannot afford […]

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…