In Illinois, students in the country illegally are ineligible for financial aid from either the state or federal government. One Arlington Heights student is trying to pay for her next semester by competing in a Chicago beauty pageant.
Illinois has more than 300,000 undocumented immigrants without health insurance, and they face many challenges when it comes to finding emergency care and other services. We discuss some of those challenges and what groups are doing about them. Also, we check in live from the Chicago Blackhawks Championship Parade. And, we hear songs from the cast of Borderland:Three Chords and The Truth.
Summer in Chicago unfortunately means a spike in violence and more specifically gun violence. With the bulk Chicago public schools set to close their doors for the summer comes worry about youth safety. So this morning students, parents, business leaders and local officials-including Mayor Emanuel-are participating in an event now in its 4th year called the I Am for Peace March. Janeya Cunningham just graduated from Perspective IIT Math and Science Academy and joins us live from the march.