Parents and children in the Heartland are starting to see an impact because of the government shutdown. Christy Millweard visited a local head start school where parents and administrators are worried about the future of their school and kids.
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The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced that the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will continue in Illinois despite the federal government shutdown.
"This is cartilage. This is gastrointestinal tissue. There's all kinds of random stuff in there that's not chicken meat," said a professor of medicine and pediatrics. For most kids, they're an all-time favorite. Fast food chicken nuggets. But parents might think twice about serving them after learning exactly what's in them.
This week's Heartland Cook is Karol Stamp of Tamms, Illinois. Her recipe taps into our culinary history as Americans. In Depression-era cooking you often see two themes: the use of leftovers, and making the most out of cheap ingredients. You'll find both of those things in Karol's raviolis.
It's also Heartland Football Friday! Todd Richards, Josh Frydman, and Todd Tumminia will have scores and highlights tonight at 10! Watch at Five and Six for the football forecast from Bob Reeves. Are you going to a game tonight? Take a pic or video, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or hashtag #HFF in your tweet!