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PNS Daily Newscast - September 29, 2020 


Trump tax revelations point to disparity in nation's tax system; Pelosi and Mnuchin make last-ditch effort at pandemic relief.


2020Talks - September 29, 2020 


Today's the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. And a British news show reports a Trump campaign effort to suppress the Black vote in 2016.

Public News Service - IL: Civic Engagement

A bill by State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz would remove an automatic abortion trigger in Illinois law. (staterepsara.com)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Reproductive health care advocates are urging Illinois lawmakers to approve legislation that would repeal a Roe v. Wade "trigger provision" in state law. A House committee last week voted in favor of House bill 40, by state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, which would remove

Legislation has been filed to make it easier to change a person's gender on an Illinois birth certificate, although similar efforts have failed in the past. (sarahmirk/Wikimedia Commons)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State lawmakers in Illinois are being asked to support legislation that would allow a person to change the gender marker on their birth certificate. A bill to modernize the state's birth certificate law was filed last week. It would allow transgender Illinoisans to more easily

Seven students arrested in Chicago on Tuesday after a protest have been released from custody. (Resist Trump Tuesdays)

CHICAGO – Seven college students were arrested on Tuesday after they refused to leave the lobby of the Federal Building in downtown Chicago. They were among hundreds of people who gathered to protest President Donald Trump's choice of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Education Secretary. University of Ch

Attorneys flocked to airports in Illinois and around the country to help those impacted by a travel ban issued by President Trump. (icirr.org)

CHICAGO — Immigrant rights groups are stepping forward to help those affected by President Trump's executive order barring entrance into the U.S. by refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Lawrence Benito, CEO and executive director at the Illinois Coalition for Immigration and R

Thousands participated in marches for human rights in Illinois this weekend, and were urged to stay involved in their communities and in politics. (V. Carter)

CHICAGO -- Illinois had one of the largest Women's Marches in the country over the weekend, and organizers say their next goal is to make sure the calls for equal treatment and social justice continue. Marches were held across the state on Saturday, including in Carbondale, Rockford and Springfiel

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., kicked off a rally Sunday protesting the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (seiuhcilin.org)

CHICAGO -- Rallies were held across the country over the weekend to oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois attended a rally at the SEIU Healthcare Office in Chicago on Sunday. He said that the GOP-led assault on President Obama's signature healthcare law

Young Illinois women are hoping to raise enough money to go to Washington, D.C., later this month. (womensmarch.com)

CHICAGO -- There's an effort underway in Illinois to get young women more involved in the political process. The Women's March on Washington will take place on January 21, and young members of the Illinois chapter are trying to raise enough money to go so they can make their voices heard at the nati

Gun purchases are likely to be a topic in Washington, D.C., and in Illinois this year. (KeterMagick/Morguefile)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Gun shop owners in Illinois say the rush to buy weapons has slowed down. Roger Krahl, president of "R Guns," a firearms dealer and manufacturer in Carpentersville, said some people were worried that Hillary Clinton would become President, and her campaign promise to push fo

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