Illinoisans Age 65 Plus To Have Access To COVID Vaccines

CHICAGO — Illinois will make COVID-19 vaccinations available to residents age 65 and older in the next inoculation phase. Gov. J.B. Pritzker gave the update Wednesday as Illinois neared 1 million infections. The age is lower than a government advisory panel’s recommendation of 75. Pritzker says it was lowered to make the process more equitable, […]

Farmworkers Who Help Put Food On American Tables Struggle To Afford It Themselves

It’s been a tough year for essential workers — nurses, first responders, grocery store workers. But among the hardest hit are agricultural workers, who have been working non-stop to keep food on our tables while struggling to make ends meet themselves. Organizations like the Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) are trying to help by […]

217 Today — Dec. 16, 2020

Wednesday December 16, 2020 Today’s headlines: Gov. J.B. Pritzker has proposed $700 million in cuts to this year’s budget to close a projected nearly $4 billion shortfall. All Illinois hospitals are expected to have doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to administer to their first wave of employees by next week. Medical workers in Peoria and […]