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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; The FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - IL: Consumer

The FTC advises people to hang up and block any calls that promise early access to government coronavirus stimulus checks. (Sandy Huffaker/AARP)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Scammers are working overtime these days, using the coronavirus pandemic to separate people from their money or personal information, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The agency has seen a surge in calls, emails and Facebook ads promising COVID-19 miracle cures, vacc

There are some estimates that the U.S. Postal Service could run out of money by summer without federal assistance. (Donald Lee Pardue/Flickr)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Postal workers in Illinois are among those calling for swift action by Congress to save the U.S. Postal Service. Jackie Engelhart, president of Northwest Illinois Area Local (NWIAL) 194 of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), says postal workers have been crucial in servi

Illinois was the first state to expand Medicaid health-care coverage to undocumented children. (AdobeStock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A strong health care infrastructure is crucial during times like these, but not all children in Illinois have equal access to health care coverage. A new report by UnidosUS and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows the uninsured rate for Latino child

A lack of child care can destabilize employment, finances and overall family well-being. (AdobeStock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Worried, overwhelmed, stuck -- that's how some Illinois moms describe the challenges they face trying to find child care. A research report released Wednesday by Illinois Action for Children captures the experiences of families in Cook County who have some of the hardest-to-me

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

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