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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - IL: Budget Policy & Priorities

Chicago, IL – Those economic stimulus checks sent out recently will run out of gas for average Illinois families by the end of this week, according to a report from the Illinois Public Interest Research Group. Researcher Emily Miller reports families have spent $1,500 filling their fuel tank

Chicago, IL - Almost 10,000 people in Illinois are making plans to move - and not by choice. That's how many have seen foreclosure proceedings filed against them in the past month, according to RealtyTrac. A combination of foreclosures and rising energy prices has prompted more people to ask for he

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

Springfield, IL – Illinois health care and child care workers are marching to the General Assembly today to try to keep the budget doors open for state systems that help working families, such as child care co-payments and quality home health care. Martina Casey is a home child-care provider

Chicago, IL – The statements are in, and they show that the average Illinois family has "paid" almost $14,000 for the Iraq war -- so far. Quaker volunteers are distributing the information for Tax Day Tuesday, they say, out of concerns for peace, soldier's lives and the nation's bottom line.

Marion and Decatur, IL – Residents are being asked to sharpen their pencils and help Illinois lawmakers determine how the state's budget should be spent, and where the money should come from. The first in a series of meetings begin today in Marion and Decatur, with hearings scheduled across t

Springfield, IL – Illinois is poised to get into the housing market. State legislators are examining a proposal from housing advocates to carve out $100 million for affordable housing in the capital budget. Bob Palmer with Housing Action Illinois says the foreclosure crisis has focused attent

Chicago, IL – Family advocates in Illinois are urging action by the State Legislature to finish up work on a measure to increase the state's Earned Income Tax Credit during the current tax filing season, to supplement the national economic stimulus package now before Congress. Jerry Stermer,

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