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PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 


Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - IL: Consumer

TV anchor kits cost as little as $5, and can prevent serious injury. (AdobeStock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- With millions of Americans expected to tune into the Super Bowl this Sunday, safety experts have important advice for TV owners to help ensure any rumbling and tumbling stays on the field. If not anchored correctly, a TV can fall with a force of thousands of pounds, possibly i

In 2019, roughly 312,000 Illinoisans were enrolled in health care coverage through the federal marketplace. (AdobeStock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – There's not much time left for Illinoisans to sign up for medical coverage from the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace for 2020. After Sunday, marketplace plans will not be available unless a person has a qualifying life event, such as getting married or los

Illinois estimates more than 400,000 residents will receive federal food benefits at least one month this year. (Gemma Billings/Flickr)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A change to eligibility for federal food assistance could affect hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans. Able bodied people ages 18 to 49 without dependents, who work fewer than 20 hours a week, can only receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Research suggests there might be 1 million victims of online romance scams in the United States. <br />(athree23/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Having the wool pulled over your eyes by someone you love is one thing, but imagine unknowingly becoming an accomplice to crime. Jessica Tharp, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Central Illinois, explains singles looking for a love connection online may f

Illinois ranks 12th nationally for the size of its foreign-born population. (yesidvargas/Twenty20.com)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois' economy could become a casualty should negotiations fail in Washington on U.S. immigration policy. While the state is 12th nationally for the size of its foreign-born population, new data from personal finance site WalletHub ranks Illinois 8th for the economic

Fluctuations in income impact a person's ability to cover regular expenses, pay down debt or save for the future. (Vrulan/Twenty20.com)

CHICAGO — Nearly 1-in-3 American households experiences a dramatic change in income each year, and new research reveals this volatility could have a serious impact on health. Researchers collected data over a 15-year period from nearly 4,000 people living in four diverse U.S. cities, includi

Almost 17,000 students in Illinois alone will receive student-loan debt relief under a new settlement. (Nruedisueli/Twenty20)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Almost 180,000 former students at for-profit adult education schools headquartered in Illinois will not have to pay back almost $500 million in student loan debt, under a settlement won by 49 state attorneys general, including Illinois AG Lisa Madigan. The company, Career

The fight to reinstate net neutrality soon will move to another phase as the current session of Congress comes to a close. (Wikimedia)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The fight in Congress to save net neutrality this year ends as the session ends on Friday - but supporters are pushing U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and 15 other Democrats to go on record in support of it. Schneider is one of 16 Democratic holdouts who did not sign onto the petition

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