PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 

Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 

The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - IL: Disabilities

Chicago, IL - The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) begins its 20th year as law this summer, and people with disabilities say it has made a difference. Buses have lifts and buildings have ramps. However, Illinois ranks last in the nation in helping people to get out of institutions and living on

CHICAGO, Ill. - The state of Illinois is officially operating without a budget, because Governor Pat Quinn vetoed the latest deal and lawmakers went home for the holiday, and they won't be back for another ten days. Illinois residents will still be able to get their drivers' licenses renewed and the

CHICAGO, Ill. – As Tuesday's vote on the Illinois state budget draws near, community organizations are voicing growing fears about how the outcome could devastate public programs. A so-called "doomsday budget" is on the table, and threatens to slash spending on such services as foster care and

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Gov. Pat Quinn has called Illinois lawmakers into special session this week to consider raising taxes to completely fund the state budget. If elected officials don't act by July 1, the beginning of the fiscal year, programs will be cut sharply or completely eliminated for childre

Springfield, IL – There'll be a packed crowd in the State Capitol rotunda today, with people from almost 50 organizations joining together for the "Rally for the Common Good," urging legislators and Governor Pan Quinn to reconsider budget cuts to the state's human-care organizations. Organiz

Chicago, Illinois –It's a role many don't expect to take on, but when they're needed, they do. An increasing number of Illinois residents are stepping in to help loved ones in need. A new AARP report finds the value of unpaid family caregiving in the state is more than $17 billion, an increase

Chicago, IL – The State of Illinois isn't paying its bills on time, and one of its largest caregivers says that's got to change. At issue is reimbursement to the community-based organizations that deliver social services to families on the state's behalf. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Springfield, IL – Illinois is at least five months and $2 billion dollars behind on its bills. The payments are due to organizations that provide state-mandated social services, including family counseling, foster care and assistance for people with disabilities. Today, Lutheran church and age

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