More than a century ago, Italian immigrants settled in Herrin, Illinois. Recently, the community hosted students from Italy, and organizers say it’s a multi-purpose visit. WSIU’s Jennifer Fuller reports.
Michaelann Stanley usually teaches French at Herrin High School. But after building a relationship with several people in Cuggiono, she added Italian to her repertoire and began working on student-to-student interaction.
Without a state budget, social service agencies all over Illinois are trying to make do with little or no funding. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller takes a look at how that's affecting services in southern Illinois.
Thousands of people get their mental health and substance abuse counseling through Centerstone in southern Illinois. But because state lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner are still at odds over a budget, some of those people may soon be left without the care they need.
Now that June is here, there is a lot to be done in the garden. Here is Nathan Johanning an Extension Educator in Local Food Systems and Small Farms. Nathan can be reached at the University of Illinois Extension Service in Murphysboro at 618-687-1727. For more helpful gardening information visit the U of I Website at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fjprw/hort.html
2015 may be a new year, but Illinois leaders will spend it dealing with an old problem: Budget Shortfalls and the possibility of diminished state funding will likely make headlines throughout the year.
Social Services could face a significant cut, now that the state's income tax surcharge has expired and lawmakers begin the process of crafting a new budget with Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner this spring. In part three of our look at potential budget cuts, WSIU's Jennifer Fuller takes a closer look at how one local agency is preparing.
Illinois' budget crisis will likely affect operations in every corner of the state. In part three of WSIU's look at the possibilities, we focus on Social Services.
2015 may be a new year, but Illinois leaders will spend it dealing with an old problem: Budget Shortfalls and the possibility of diminished state funding will likely make headlines throughout the year. This week, WSIU takes a closer look at Illinois' fiscal status - a week before Bruce Rauner takes his oath of office as the state's new governor. Here's Jennifer Fuller with part one of this five-part series:
It’s no secret Illinois has been battling tough budget issues for the last several years. The state’s financial status became a big part of the contest for Governor in 2014.