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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public News Service - IL: Environmental Justice

According to the American Lung Association, more than a million people in Illinois are living with health issues exacerbated by serious air-pollution problems. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Air quality in Illinois is a mixed bag, according to the new State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. Out of 23 Illinois counties with air-quality monitors, the report gives 16 failing grades for high ozone pollution. Nationally, the Chicago area ranked 21st

Illinois bird-lovers can take part in four free Eagle Day events in the state this weekend. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The population of eagles in Illinois has hit record numbers in recent years, and conservationists are celebrating the bird's success this weekend. The Nature Conservancy will host Eagle Day on Saturday at the Emiquon Preserve and other sites in central Illinois. Jason Beverlin,

 Among other things, Justice Stephens is advocating for campaign spending reform, after the 2010

CHICAGO - Since retiring from the bench in 2010, former Supreme Court Justice and Illinois native son John Paul Stevens has not been idle. His new book, out this month, has already caused a big stir in political and policy circles. It's called "Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Consti

PHOTO: The EPA is hosting a listening session in Chicago to gather input on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Photo courtesy: EPA.

CHICAGO – It's the next step in fulfilling President Barack Obama's plan to fight climate change – the EPA is hosting a listening session in Chicago today to gather community input on carbon pollution from existing power plants. The new rule will be issued in June 2014 and will come on

CHICAGO, Ill. - Chicagoans living near two coal-fired power plants are holding a 24-hour candlelight vigil to protest the pollution emitted by the facilities. The residents support proposed rules that would reduce the amount of soot and carbon dioxide the plants release into the atmosphere. Dorian

CHICAGO - In a frantic move to stop an invasion of Asian carp in the Great Lakes, the state of Michigan has asked the nation's highest court to step in and take action. Citing inaction by Illinois officials, Michigan attorney general Mike Cox is calling for the closing of two shipping locks near Chi

Chicago, IL - It's been a relatively cool summer in Chicago and many other Midwestern cities, but a new study says the area is at risk of sweltering summers that could turn deadly. The report, by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the group Physicians for Social Responsibility, predicts risi

Springfield, IL – Supporters of an Illinois state income tax increase say it's time to drop the budget-cutting scissors. With the state facing a two-year budget shortfall of almost 12 billion dollars, many programs that support children and families are on the chopping block. Many argue tha

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