About 6,193 Southwest Illinois residents – or about 18.9 percent of the region’s population – were on food stamp rolls in January 2017, according to a Southwest Illinois News analysis of 66 Illinois welfare offices
While veterans watched live from the Quincy Veterans Home, Sens. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) and Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) discussed communications during the Legionella outbreak at the site and why the outbreak even occurred during a Senate-House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Monday.
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) questioned how proposed age restrictions in gun legislation simultaneously allows one to protect their country with a firearm yet not allow them to own a gun if they are under the age of 21.
Approximately 1.9 million Illinoisans – or about 15 percent of the state’s population – were on food stamp rolls in January 2017, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of 66 Illinois welfare offices.