Affordable Care Act

Lt. Gov. : Reaction Was Refreshing
2:15 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

IL Politicians React to the President's Remarks

Lt. Governor Shelia Simon

President Obama make it a clear goal of his presidency to address issues facing the American middle class. Several Illinois politicians were on hand for the occasion, but not all Illinois lawmakers have come out in support of the President’s address.

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Knox College Speech
6:57 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

President Obama: Middle Class Plan

President Obama speaking at Knox College.
Credit Chris Lovingood

The president started by linking his remarks to a speech he also gave at Knox College just after he was elected Senator.

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Asks Businesses Top Concerns
2:39 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Galesburg Chamber Survey Ahead of Presidential Visit

The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to area businesses ahead of  President Obama’s visit to Knox College on Wednesday.

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All IL republicans voted for the delay.
9:39 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Schock Votes to Delay Affordable Care Act

Schock as well as all IL Republicans and three Democrats voted to delay the affordable care act.
Credit Congressman Schock's Office

The US House of Representatives has voted to delay a key provision of the President’s signature health reform law.

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Minority Health Month
6:28 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

Working to Ensure Health Equity

Byron Oden-Shabazz
Credit Rich Egger

Activists believe there continue to be healthcare disparities that impact racial and ethnic minorities.

But Byron Oden-Shabazz, intern for the Western Illinois University Center for the Studies of Masculinities and Men’s Development, said studies have shown two-thirds of Americans are unaware of the disparities.

“If we are going to have a healthy healthcare system, we (must) learn how to treat all people,” said Oden-Shabazz.

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Bill Knight – February 14
12:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Birth Control & the Big Tent

Bill Knight

On this Valentine’s Day – still celebrated in some churches as a Feast day – it might be instructive, or reflective, to tie romantic love to brotherly love. In public affairs, that’s difficult.

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Fall Veto Session
3:19 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Back to Work for Illinois Legislature

The Illinois Capitol building

Illinois lawmakers began November with an election that solidified Democratic majorities and they will finish the month by returning to the Capitol. 

Their annual fall meetings are called veto sessions because lawmakers are supposed to consider legislation the governor rejected or changed.  Those could include statewide regulation of plastic bags and a plan to let cancer treatment centers reject job applicants who smoke.

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June 2012
7:38 pm
Sat June 30, 2012

In The Tri States

A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from June 2012.  

Time ran out on plans to build Shamrock Acres, a large scale hog farm proposed for southeast McDonough  County. Tri States Public Radio reported the story on June 13, one week before anyone else.

Also during the month, the US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the chairperson of the Lee County Board was defeated in the June 5 primary, and the Transit of Venus happened for the final time until 2117.

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He says state will save billions of dollars
4:04 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Schock Finds Good News in Court Decision

Congressman Aaron Schock

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-18, Ill.) says he can find only one bright spot in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the bulk of the Affordable Care Act.

The court struck down a provision that Schock says would have reversed the state legislature's efforts to reduce the services and number of people on Medicaid.

The provision would have required states to increase the number of people on Medicaid or face funding cuts.

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Contraception & the Church
11:02 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Bill Knight - February 23

Bill Knight

Churches help people worship God, not institutions. States help people serve communities, not bureaucracies.

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