The Archdiocese of Chicago is transferring powers today to Blase Cupich, a humble bishop from Spokane, Washington. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Francis George in September and surprised many by appointing Cupich instead of several others in more … Continue reading
Millions of Americans are now eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including 1.2 million people with mental illnesses. But this particularly vulnerable group may not actually be getting the heath care they need. NewsHour Weekend’s Stephen Fee reports. Continue reading
A Chicago nonprofit aims to set the standard for providing adequate health care coverage to the millions of Americans with mental illnesses. To learn more about the program, NewsHour Weekend spoke with one participant, Ruthie Anderson, who spent three decades living on the street, struggling with drug addiction and mental illness. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say. Continue reading
In Chicago, two initiatives were launched to improve access to higher education for lower-income students. To explore the strategies that community colleges and the University of Chicago are planning to use to attract these students, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Robert Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, and Cheryl Hyman, chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago. Continue reading
A fire at an air traffic control facility outside of Chicago, which authorities said was intentionally set by a contract employee of the Federal Aviation Administration, grounded all flights into and out of two Chicago airports on Friday. Continue reading
The Cubs will close out the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field tonight when they play their last home game of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals. When the lights go down on the field Wednesday, however, it will be more than the end of both a season and a century at the ballpark — it will also mark the end of a video-free era.
The largest fast-food employee protest is poised to happen across the nation today. Organizers, including fast-food workers from KFC, Burger King, McDonald’s and other convenience restaurants, are demanding a pay bump to $15 an hour and fervently pushing to unionize. Continue reading