217 Today — Dec. 11, 2020

Friday December 11, 2020 Today’s headlines:  Governor JB Pritzker’s administration is sending Illinois National Guard medical staff to assist with Coronavirus testing and screening at three of the state’s four veterans’ homes. The governor’s office last week announced the 50 counties in Illinois that would be first in line for vaccine distribution for healthcare workers, a demographic […]

Migrant Farm Workers Allege Pesticide Exposure In Central IL

CHICAGO — More than two dozen migrant workers from Texas allege in a new federal lawsuit that they were sprayed with toxic pesticides while working in central Illinois cornfields. They include teenagers, workers in their 60s and a pregnant woman. The lawsuit alleges the workers were sprayed by a helicopter and plane treating fields in […]