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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 


Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.


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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Public News Service - IL: Civic Engagement

Chicago – New Americans from around the country are gathering in Illinois this weekend to celebrate Democracy Day. In addition, they'll learn how to help fellow eligible immigrants register to vote and fill out citizenship papers. Flavia Jimenez, with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and

Broadview, IL - A tent city is being erected outside the Broadview Detention Center today. Hundreds will be camping out all night to hold a vigil for the thousands of immigrants being held at the center, as well as hundreds more expected to arrive by bus tomorrow morning. Catherine Salgado, with th

Springfield, IL – Campaign finance reform has sailed through the Illinois General Assembly, but it could be held up for a bit now that it's headed to Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The bill would stop state contractors from making unlimited campaign donations when doing business with state officers.

Chicago, IL – Illinois "citizens-in-waiting" are marching to the front door of the regional citizenship office in Chicago today, asking for answers about why it's taking so long to process paperwork for prospective new Americans. Flavia Jimenez with the New Americans Initiative says thousands

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

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