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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 13, 2013

Bus Service Begins to New YMCA In Southwest Champaign

By Jim Meadows

It’s been nearly a year since officials with the Champaign County YMCA publicly asked for bus service from the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. Now, service to the Stephens Family Y at 2501 Fields South Drive in southwest Champaign begins on a limited basis, on Monday, Jan. 13.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 11, 2013

As US Home Births Increase, Options for Illinois Women Limited

By Kimberlie Kranich
Baby Clementine, daughter of Rebecca Butler and Tom Sheehan of Champaign.

Last January, statistics released by the National Center for Health Statistics showed home births in the United States jumped 29 percent between 2004 and 2009. In recent years, an average of 30,000 babies, or 1 percent of all babies, are born at home.  And year to year, the number of home births is increasing. In Illinois, women’s home birth options are severely limited.

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Categories: Health

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