Rahim Khalil

Steph Whitesides/WSIU

News Local/State - December 26, 2018

A History Of Discrimination Leads To A Lingering Distrust Of Doctors

Few people like going to the doctor. But for some, that fear is compounded by discrimination and history. For black Americans, the pervasive history of racism in America bleeds into virtually every facet of life, including the doctor’s office — with devastating results.

pot on board car

Illinois Newsroom

News Local/State - December 17, 2018

High On The Highway: Challenges With Marijuana DUIs

Come January 14, Illinois will have a new pro-pot-legalization governor and a Democrat-held legislature, leading many to believe the state will legalize recreational cannabis. That’s exciting for some, concerning  for others. 

Illinois Newsroom

News Local/State - December 13, 2018

Why Illinois Won’t ‘Ban The Box’ On College Applications

Next year, the Common Application used by hundreds of colleges and universities will stop asking potential students about their criminal histories. Despite legislative efforts in Illinois, most campuses in the state continue to ask the question.

Moderator Liz Westfield asks a question during a recent News and Brews event at Riggs Beer Company in Urbana.

Illinois Newsroom

News Local/State - December 10, 2018

What Happens To Pot Convictions If Illinois Legalizes?

Several attendees to a recent Illinois Newsroom event about legalizing recreational marijuana asked what will happen to those who are currently incarcerated on cannabis-related charges, as well as those who have felony records for pot convictions.

Shelby Landers and Matthew Mangold, both students at Capital Area Career Center, nail siding to the front of the house they're building in the trades class. Landers says he's happy to get out of the classroom and get more handson experience

Mary Hansen/NPR Illinois

News Local/State - December 07, 2018

Showing Students College Isn’t The Only Option For Success

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, a few high school students are measuring and cutting siding. They’re building a house in the trades class at the Capital Area Career Center in Springfield and learning construction skills, like putting on a roof or installing a window.

Illinois State Capitol

Travis Stansel / Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - December 06, 2018

Illinois Education Funding Fixes Still Top Priority

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker and a new crop of legislators will take office come January. Those crafting state education policies say they will continue one of the biggest fights in recent years, finding more funding for teachers, students and schools.

student bar association president

Illinois Newsroom

News Local/State - November 21, 2018

Illinois Students Act In Response To Proposed Title IX Changes

Students across Illinois are calling for tougher campus policies on sexual harassment and misconduct as the Trump administration proposes changes to federal law that victims’ rights advocates say would weaken guidelines that are already lacking.

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