Fifty million people, including 17 million children, don't have access to a nutritious diet, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Twelve percent of Illinois households were "food insecure" at least some time in the past three years, the report says.
Also in the news...
- Federal prosecutors are seeking a lengthy jail term for former Chicago police commander Jon Burge, who was convicted on a perjury charge and has long been accused of torturing suspects.
- Doctors accused of sexual misconduct have little to fear from the regulators, according to a Chicago Tribune investigation. In
Illinois, officials wait years to look into well-founded allegations, have failed to monitor disciplined doctors and even convicted sex
offenders are allowed to keep practicing.
- Preschool attendance is low for Latino children in Illinois.
-Compiled by Louis McGill