In a divided country, it's easy to point fingers and throw around blame. Those who work in government are often targets. But a new award will recognize those who do the public good. Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar joins us to talk about the award named after him and the late U.S. Senator Paul Simon.
And we'll learn about two middle-aged white women, who refer to themselves as vandals, for taking it upon themselves to change the name of a park that honored a former slaveholder.
Those stories and more on this episode of Statewide.
* Mary Hansen reports on an early pandemic outbreak at a long term care facility near Springfield. We hear from staff and residents of The Villas East.
* Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar talks with John Shaw, Director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale. A new award honoring statesmanship has been named after Simon and Edgar.
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