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Reporting from in and around Illinois.Listen to Statewide across Illinois in:Bloomington/Normal – WGLT 89.1 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon)Carbondale – WSIU 91.9 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)Mount Vernon - WVSI 88.9 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)Olney - WUSI 90.3 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)Quad Cities - WVIK 105.7 HD-2 (Fridays 11 a.m. - noon)Rockford/DeKalb – WNIJ 89.5 (Saturdays 6-7 a.m., Sundays 2-3 p.m.)Springfield/Decatur - WUIS 91.9 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, 11 p ...
 
Broken English is a mobile podcast hosted by me, Andrew Mahar in and around Chicago, Illinois. This first season is a mixture of interviews from people who have immigrated to the U.S. ranging from Mexico to South Africa to Turkey to Bolivia. With the Trump administration creating such a negative connotation around the word “Immigrant” now more than ever, immigrants need a voice to share their side of the story. Broken English is here to be that voice.
 
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This week, the story of women who worked at the Radium Dial Company factory in Ottawa, using radium-laced paint on glow-in-the-dark clocks and watches. Unaware of the health risks, many died from radium poisoning. Their case became a landmark moment in the workers' rights movement. Also, we'll hear about the stress on health care facilities in sout…
 
The Illinois General Assembly was back in Springfield for a rare late August session to tackle a couple of key issues. Democrats approved a new version of the legislative redistricting map, over objections of Republicans and various interest groups. But an energy package that has been negotiated for months remains elusive.…
 
Nursing has always been a stressful job. But COVID-19 has made it worse for many as ICU's fill up. One nurse said it has been like walking into a mass casualty event every day. The pandemic has led many to consider leaving the field. While health officials tout the benefits of the COVID vaccine, a lot of people have delayed getting the shots. We he…
 
Democrats are preparing to put the finishing touches on new Illinois congressional district boundaries. While those decisions are made here in the state, the implications are far reaching. Experts believe Illinois is one of the few states where Democrats have the ability to increase their control and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hold on power.…
 
Students are heading back to classrooms. For many teachers, that brings mixed emotions. We'll hear how some educators are gearing up for the new school year.Health care professionals have had a difficult time with the pandemic. Now, with another COVID surge underway, we'll find out how they're holding up. And a small town plans to create a museum t…
 
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the rise of COVID cases caused by the Delta variant necessitated his decision to require everyone in school buildings to wear a mask. He also called for some frontline state workers to be vaccinated by this fall. Both moves have brought a mixed response.Pritzker also wants an energy package approved, but there's still no dea…
 
This week, the discussion about gun violence usually focuses on those who are killed. But for those who survive, it's difficult to get over what happened to them. We hear from one victim who says his life was forever changed when he was shot.We also hear from residents who trying to digest the latest data about the coronavirus and vaccines.Those st…
 
We discuss concerns about the Delta variant as cases rise. The governor announced masks must be worn by all individuals in state facilities. Also, schools are trying to determine the best approach with classes set to begin in a few weeks. Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger was on the national stage as hearings into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the…
 
This week, we hear from a woman who questioned the need to vaccinated against COVID-19. Then, she got sick. What she says now. We'll also talk with some contact tracers about the difficulty in doing that job over the past year. And, the National Weather Service is launching a new weather alert category. Those stories and more on Statewide.…
 
Gov. J.B. Pritzker ended speculation about re-election, announcing he and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton will seek a second term. While the governor has been criticized by some for decisions he's made regarding the pandemic, Pritzker made it clear he will promote his record. State leaders are also watching the COVID-19 variants that are resulting in mor…
 
On this episode, gun violence in Chicago and many other cities has led to more efforts to go after gun traffickers. Officials say many of the weapons in Illinois come from other states, where laws are less strict.Also, a mother whose son was shot and wounded by police while having a mental health episode opens up about the incident.And it's not unc…
 
On this episode, we discuss the resignation of Carol Pope. The former judge resigned as Legislative Inspector General and had some parting shots for lawmakers. Pope said the recent legislative session showed "true ethics reform" was not a priority. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation to end deceptive interrogation by police. It's a tactic some ar…
 
On this episode, the pandemic has sent many people to the hospital. Some wound up in intensive care on a ventilator. Others have faced long recoveries. That's resulted in higher costs for health care. And everyone will end up paying more for it. We also speak with a doctor from western Illinois, where vaccination rates are below average. And we hea…
 
In a year that has seen the mass rollout of the vaccine and a reopening of the economy, there remain concerns about the pandemic and whether a more contagious variant could result in a setback. Illinois is making efforts to get more people vaccinated, but rates remain low in some parts of the state and state agencies. Also, President Joe Biden made…
 
On this episode, we learn about a woman who helped save millions of lives. Alice Hamilton fought industry leaders, politicians and even some employees to improve workplace safety. We also hear how some restaurants are having trouble getting enough employees. What does that mean for those who are back on the job? And the ethanol industry is pushing …
 
Illinois got some long awaited fiscal news. Moody's gave Illinois a bond rating upgrade, the first since George Ryan was governor. Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker celebrated the announcement. But his administration is also dealing with other problems involving state certain state agencies.By Sean Crawford, Charles N. Wheeler III, Hannah Meisel
 
On this episode, we learn more about an investigation into rampant unemployment fraud during the pandemic. Could Illinois have been more prepared? A proposal awaiting the governor's signature is being hailed by home bakers and other cottage food entrepreneurs. It would give them more options to sell their goods. And how did a piano wind up on a sta…
 
On this episode, we discuss a credit outlook upgrade for the state, the first time that's happened in nearly twenty years. While it may signal financial improvement, Illinois still has a large structural deficit. Also, the Democratic Party of Illinois is in limbo as it awaits clarification on the chair's ability to raise money.…
 
Illinois lawmakers returned to Springfield briefly this week to take up energy legislation. But efforts to reach a deal with power providers, municipalities and clean energy advocates stumbled. Some say a resolution can be reached soon, while others maintain the issue will drag out over the summer.The General Assembly was able to pass some other le…
 
On this week's Statewide, as the country marks a century since the Tulsa Race Massacre, we'll hear about what's known as "The Red Summer" of 1919. Racial violence and death occurred in many cities, including Chicago. An author will tells what happened. And this past year has seen a strong push for racial justice. We'll look back on the impact it's …
 
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