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: Early Childhood Education

PHOTO: Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation to expand the scope of the Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force, a year after the task force was first charged with finding solutions to the heroin epidemic in Illinois. Photo credit: Psychonaut/Wikipedia Commons.

JOLIET, Ill. - State leaders are digging deeper for solutions as they try to fight heroin abuse among Illinois youth. The Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force has been hearing testimony and gathering information on heroin use among high school students over the past year. Recently-signed legislation

PHOTO: A new report finds that while there is still work to be done, Illinois is making strides in improving the well-being of its children. Photo credit: Anita Peppers / Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - An annual state-by-state snapshot of child well-being finds both good and bad news in Illinois. According to the 2014 edition of the national Kids Count Data Book, Illinois has seen improvements over the last decade in the teen birth rate, as well as the mortality rate for child

PHOTO: Child care is a major expense in Illinois family budgets, and a new report finds the cost of day care grew up to eight times faster than the average family's income in 2012. Photo: girls playing with blocks. Credit: M.Kuhlman

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Child care is a major expense in Illinois family budgets, and a new report finds the cost of day care grew up to eight times faster than the average family's income in 2012. According to the findings from Child Care Aware, Illinois was the seventh-least-affordable state for cente

The Promise to Play, Preschool for All program serves children from birth to three in suburban Palatine.  Courtesy of:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Many Illinois educators are having a difficult time planning for the next school year because of uncertain funding. According to the Illinois Board of Education, the state cut more than $500 million from schools this year. At the Unity Point School District in Jackson County, tha

Deep budget cuts have excluded thousands of IL kids from pre-school   Courtesy of:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The new Kids Count 2013 report, to be released this morning, concludes that great recession and state budget cuts are threatening the future of Illinois children, especially when it comes to preschool and child care. Voices for Illinois Children President Gaylord Gieseke (GEE-ski

GRAPHIC: Kids count data wheel.

CHICAGO - When it comes to providing education and health care to children, Illinois has been doing fairly well. But, according to a new nationwide report, the state has not been doing enough to lift them out of poverty. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds more a

CHICAGO - State budget woes continue to take their toll on the children of Illinois. The new Kids Count report was released today, and it shows Illinois children taking one step forward and two steps back. The forward momentum came in health care. The report shows that more than 95 percent of Illi

CHICAGO - U.S. census figures indicate 25 million women in America live below the poverty line - more than the population of Texas. Women in Illinois are no exception, especially those trying to raise their children alone. A new report by Voices for Illinois Children says nearly 40 percent of Illi

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