PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019.
Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")
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, IL - In movies and advertisements, the world is picture-perfect and the holiday season is a time of happiness. However, this year's real-life social and economic pressures paint a much different picture for many in Illinois. Even when times are tough, experts say, hope can be found by reco
Chicago, IL – Time is running out for an Illinois budget fix. Senate President Emil Jones, Jr., has until midnight tonight to call the Senate back into session to address cuts made by Gov. Rod Blagojevich in order to balance the state budget. The effect of one cut is to slash $110 million from
Urbana, IL – The best mathematics programs for elementary kids in Illinois probably don't cost their parents anything extra. A new report from the University of Illinois finds that public school students do just as well in math, and sometimes even better, than their peers in private schools.
Chicago, IL – Illinois is saluting a group of veterans who are often overlooked during Memorial Day weekend; those who took their own lives after returning from duty. The American Friends Service Committee holds an event today with the goal of getting quality mental health care services to sol
Chicago, IL – An Illinois nun today is continuing her year-long "habit" of intervening on behalf of people detained for immigration violations. Sister of Mercy JoAnn Persch, who is with the Catholic Campaign for Immigrant Justice, has been praying outside the Broadview Detention Center every