Andrew Hensel

Andrew Hensel has years of experience as a reporter and pre-game host for the Joliet Slammers, and as a producer for the Windy City Bulls. A graduate of Iowa Wesleyan University and Illinois Media…

Public Education
Some parents would quit job to home school if Illinois school choice program not extended

(The Center Square) – Some Illinois parents say they will opt for home schooling over public schools if the state chooses not to extend the Invest In Kids school choice… Read More

September 14, 2023
Illinois lawmakers react to Missouri law protecting minors from transgender procedures

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will support any family who moves to Illinois from Missouri after a new law in the Show Me State bans procedures… Read More

September 13, 2023
Public Education
Union president’s school choice hypocrisy sparks debate over Illinois’ expiring program

(The Center Square) – Officials from across Illinois are sharing their views on whether the state should extend the Invest In Kids school choice scholarship program, which is set to expire… Read More

September 11, 2023
Multi-occupancy genderless bathrooms are now legal in Illinois

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure that allows multi-occupancy bathrooms in the Land of Lincoln to be genderless if a business or public institution chooses. Read More

August 15, 2023
Police union leader calls ‘teen takeover’ looting, criticizes Mayor Johnson

(The Center Square) – Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson downplayed the recent arrests of teenagers in Chicago, claiming that those individuals were merely “cutting it,” which has led to pushback from… Read More

August 8, 2023