KCD Lower School Computer Lab (CC BY-NC 2.0)

News Local/State - October 16, 2018

More Illinois Schools Have Access To High-Speed Internet, But Some Still Suffer Without It

Access to high-speed internet stops about seven miles east of both Nippersink School District 2 and Richmond-Burton Community High School District 157, according to Tom Lind. He’s the superintendent of both districts, located near the border of Wisconsin —  about 70 miles northwest of Chicago.

Allen Allen/https://www.allenandallen.com

News Local/State - October 09, 2018

Ask The Newsroom: In Deciding On Judge Candidates, Does Party Affiliation Matter?

Two competitive judicial races for circuit court are on the ballot in Champaign County this year, which doesn’t happen often. Illinois elects its circuit judges to six-year terms, after which they run unopposed to be retained and are rarely unseated.

JB Pritzker and Bruce Rauner

Courtesy Pritzker and Rauner campaigns

News Local/State - October 03, 2018

Where Do Illinois Candidates Stand On Student Debt?

Jeff Martin, a high school admission advisor for the Midwest Technical Institute, worries about the amount of college debt facing the students he talks to for a living. He should know because he was in their shoes once. Martin said he travels to high schools to talk to students about college and career choices.

Joe Nelson

News Local/State - October 02, 2018

Ask The Newsroom: The State Of State Parks

Recently, we received a question from Mark Porter, who wanted to know more about the state of state parks in Illinois. Mark asked, “What is the governor doing to protect our natural resources in Illinois and what is being done to support the State Parks and county forest preserves?”

Victoria Nieto for Illinois Newsroom

News Local/State - September 20, 2018

Who Benefits From Video Court?

More Illinois counties are turning to video court to save money and time on legal proceedings, but the practice may have some drawbacks for the accused.

Telemedicine abortion technology has evolved since it started 10 years ago, moving to a secure online system.

Madelyn Beck/Illinois Newsroom

News Local/State - September 13, 2018

Technology Changing Access And Outcomes In Abortion Debate

President Donald Trump has stood strongly behind the anti-abortion movement, and his Supreme Court picks have some questioning the future of abortion access. However, technology could be key to access, too -- for both sides of the abortion debate.  

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