Illinois

WWDTM Trip
12:08 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Order Tickets by December 18th to See WWDTM Live, and Stay the Night in Chicago.

Join us for a fun overnight trip to the Thursday, January 15, 2015 taping of Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me at the Chase Auditorium in downtown Chicago.

Trip package includes transportation via Peoria Charter, overnight accommodations at the Hampton Inn Majestic Hotel in Chicago (about a block from Chase Auditorium), your ticket to the taping, and a box lunch from Innkeepers on January 15th.

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November 4, 2014
12:12 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

2014 Election Results

The Tri States Public Radio Newsroom will be covering and updating all local election results on-air this evening until around midnight. You can also follow our coverage online here.

In addition to our local coverage, NPR News will be live blogging all the national election results on their Tumblr, which you can follow below.

Illinois Corn Husking Contest
6:55 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Corn Huskers Still Pick by Hand

A group of men sit in the shade of the announcer's tower at the 34th annual Illinois State Corn Husking Competition.
Credit Abby Wendle

Dick Humes squinted and sweat as he moved down a row of corn. He sliced through the husk with a metal hook in his right hand, snapped the ear from its stalk with his left, and threw it over his shoulder into a wagon rolling alongside him.

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Affrodable Care Act Enrollment
8:44 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Illinois, Missouri Exceed Health Insurance Signup Expectations; Iowa Falls Short

Credit L Harless / Flickr Creative Commons

More than 8 million people nationally signed up for health insurance during the first open enrollment period.

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Elections 2014
7:11 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Constitutional Amendments on Illinois Ballots

At least two constitutional amendments will be on ballots across Illinois this November.

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Real Estate Market
2:02 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Small Gains for Illinois' Housing Market

Credit respres / Wikimedia Commons

Home prices increased 12.2% across the nation in February compared to a year ago. That's according to real estate aggregator CoreLogic.

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NPR Story
1:27 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Illinois Expanded Its Medicaid Program. Missouri Didn’t. How Are Those Choices Working Out?

In his hospital room at Touchette Regional Hospital in Centerville, patient Steven Glispie finishes signing the paperwork to enroll in Medicaid.

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 10:51 pm

For years in most states, Medicaid eligibility had been limited to disabled adults, seniors needing long-term care and very low-income parents with their children.

Then along came the Affordable Care Act. It was designed to grow health insurance coverage across the board. One of its tenets was to expand Medicaid coverage beyond the extremely poor and disabled to include all adults earning up to 138 percent of federal poverty levels.

But in 2012, the Supreme Court gave states the chance to opt out Medicaid expansion.

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Health Insurance Marketplace
2:08 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Open Enrollment Deadline Looms

Courtesy of: Eagle View Community Health System

Everyone must have health coverage whether it’s a private plan, through work or a government subsidy by March 31. Those who don’t will face a tax penalty next year.

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New Building in Quincy, Il
9:43 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Chaddock Announces Expansion Plan

Chaddock has kicked off a $12-million capital campaign for a new educational building
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

A Quincy-based organization that works with children from across the country is looking to expand its operations.

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Military Study
10:45 am
Wed February 19, 2014

WIU's ROTC Program Passes Review

Credit Western Illinois University ROTC

An ongoing review of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps by the U.S. Department of Defense is not worrying Western Illinois University.

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