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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 04, 2014

Privacy Law Frustrates Parents Of Mentally Ill Adult Children

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News

More on Illinois Public Media's coverage of mental health care in central Illinois.

By Jenny Gold

Mark, a California minister, says the day he was first shut out of all treatment discussions regarding his mentally ill teenage son "was the first time we really started to feel hopeless."

The horrifying mass shooting in Isla Vista, Calif., last month brought up many questions. What could parents have done to prevent the tragedy? And what did they actually know about their son's mental illness?

Categories: Health, Law, Mental Health






WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 19, 2014

WILL Archive: Thurgood Marshall Discusses School Integration

By Sean Powers

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Pictured in this 1954 handout photo is Louis Redding, center, on the steps of the Supreme Court Building, in Washington, D.C., with other NAACP attorneys who argued the school segregation case, Brown vs. Board of Education, From left are, Special Cou

This month marks the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawed “separate but equal” in public schools. Thurgood Marshall, who would later be appointed to the high court, argued the case. Two years after the ruling -- in 1956 -- Marshall visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to talk about his work to end segregation and the challenges ahead. Marshall said despite efforts by detractors of integration, black and white students were meant to go to school under one roof.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 16, 2014

Danville Inmate Who Killed Another Rethinks His Own Past

By NPR Staff

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Carlos Rocha

Carlos Rocha grew up in Chicago and became a gang member like his brothers. In 1998, he was arrested for weapons possession and sent to prison.  He earned more prison time after killing a fellow inmate.  Rocha was featured Friday in StoryCorps.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Law



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