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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - IL: Livable Wages/Working Families

A family of a Chicago-area Walmart employee who died from COVID-19 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. (Adobe Stock)

CHICAGO -- Major grocery chains are reporting their first coronavirus-related employee deaths, which include two at a Chicago-area Walmart. Although Walmart employees are not represented by a union, a union representative said these deaths could have been prevented if governors would declare grocery

Illinois was the first state to expand Medicaid health-care coverage to undocumented children. (AdobeStock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A strong health care infrastructure is crucial during times like these, but not all children in Illinois have equal access to health care coverage. A new report by UnidosUS and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows the uninsured rate for Latino child

A lack of child care can destabilize employment, finances and overall family well-being. (AdobeStock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Worried, overwhelmed, stuck -- that's how some Illinois moms describe the challenges they face trying to find child care. A research report released Wednesday by Illinois Action for Children captures the experiences of families in Cook County who have some of the hardest-to-me

The minimum wage for Illinois teachers was raised from $10,000 to $40,000. (tadamichi/Adobe Stock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Teachers in Illinois are applauding a new law that could boost their bottom line. A bill signed on Thursday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker raises the minimum salary for teachers in the state to $40,000, up from $10,000. As a second-year teacher at the Crossroads Learning Center in

More than half of Illinois' 182,000 registered nurses work in hospital or acute-care settings. <br />(James/Adobe Stock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It's National Nurses Week, and advocates for the profession are continuing their fight for safer working conditions. There is no limit in Illinois as to how many patients an RN can treat at one time. According to Alice Johnson, executive director of the Illinois Nurses As

Illinois has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation for African Americans, according to a new analysis. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – While all racial and ethnic groups are making gains in employment, new data reveals African Americans in Illinois are still falling behind. A report from the Economic Policy Institute analyzes new unemployment figures from the fourth quarter of 2018. It found that Illinoi

Illinois estimates more than 400,000 residents will receive federal food benefits at least one month this year. (Gemma Billings/Flickr)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A change to eligibility for federal food assistance could affect hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans. Able bodied people ages 18 to 49 without dependents, who work fewer than 20 hours a week, can only receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Fluctuations in income impact a person's ability to cover regular expenses, pay down debt or save for the future. (Vrulan/Twenty20.com)

CHICAGO — Nearly 1-in-3 American households experiences a dramatic change in income each year, and new research reveals this volatility could have a serious impact on health. Researchers collected data over a 15-year period from nearly 4,000 people living in four diverse U.S. cities, includi

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