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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


(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.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 18, 2013

Chaz Ebert:  Festival Will ‘Celebrate Roger’

By Jeff Bossert


(Duration: 1:18)

Two weeks after losing the man who started it all, the 15th annual Ebertfest goes on in Champaign.  In her first visit since the passing of Roger Ebert, wife and emcee Chaz Ebert got a one-minute standing ovation from a packed Virginia Theatre Wednesday night.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 01, 2013

Obama:  ‘We Will Get Through This’

By Mark Memmott

Washington sure isn't making it easy" for the American people and the American economy, President Obama told reporters late Friday morning as he and other lawmakers failed to reach a deal to avert $85 billion worth of automatic "sequester" spending cuts due to start at the end of the day Friday.

AP - Illinois Public Media News - February 28, 2013

State Pension Fix Would Offload Teacher Retirement

By Brian Mackey, with additional reporting from The Associated Press


(Duration: 4:17)

The top Illinois House Republican and the Democrats' pension point person in the Illinois General Assembly have come up with what they believe is a solution to solving the state pension problems.

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