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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 17, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

A Rehab Program That Follows Up On Cancer Treatment

By Jim Meadows

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(Duration: 4:55)

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Physical therapist Stephanie Dotson talks with Illinois Public Media's Jim Meadows about the STAR cancer rehabilitation program at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 15, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Quinn, Rauner Square Off in Second Debate

by Lauren Chooljian

Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner greet before a debate in Chicago Tuesday.

Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner continue to battle over what's best for Illinois’ future.   The top candidates debated for the second time Tuesday night in Chicago.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 07, 2014

New Ebola Vaccine Is Tested In Humans, After Success In Monkeys

By Bill Chappell

A woman receives a dose of Ebola vaccine in Bethesda, Md. last week.

An experimental Ebola vaccine is now being tested in people, according to scientists who say the drug has shown promising results tested on monkeys. The small clinical trial is using healthy human volunteers.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 08, 2014

Pens To Lens Gala At The Virginia Theatre

By Jason Croft

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(Duration: 4:23)

Coming up Saturday, August 9th, in Champaign at the Virginia Theatre, a gala event--including a red carpet walk--for a project called Pens to Lens.





WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 17, 2014

Finding Help For Children With Mental Illness

This story was reported as part of our series “Unmet Needs: Living with mental illness in central Illinois.”

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 7:33)

A picture drawn by Andrew about four years ago after he was diagnosed with a mental illness. His mom, Violet, says this was how he felt at the time, as being in turmoil.

Federal data shows that a smaller percentage of children in the state in need of mental health care get it compared to the national average. Health care professionals say part of the reason for that is a lack of resources, and parents not knowing where to turn for help.




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