WIUM Tristates Public Radio

Emphasis - September 18

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guests are Kathy Ryg and Larry Joseph of the group "Voices for Illinois Children."

Ryg is the organization's president and Joseph serves as its director of budget and tax policy initiative.

They talk about health insurance coverage for children in Illinois. The number of children covered has increased, largely due to the "All Kids" program. However, the state's budget problems could impact the program.

Ryg and Joseph also touch on some of the other services for children that are threatened by the state's ongoing budget woes.