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December 29, 2017

As Temperatures Fall, Homeless Seek To Get Out Of The Cold

The nighttime sub-zero temperatures that central Illinois is currently experiencing is particularly bad news for the area’s homeless population. Rob Dalhaus says he’s seeing an increase in people coming to the Phoenix Daytime Drop-In Center in Champaign during the day.


Governor Bruce Rauner and House speaker Michael Madigan
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December 26, 2017

Illinois Issues: Stories Of The Year

Illinois lawmakers ended the state budget impasse and made big changes to how the state pays for public schools. The state also wrestled with the debate over abortion and a nationwide rise in hate incidents.


The entrance to the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
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December 21, 2017

‘Beginning Of An Epidemic’: Email Shows State Waited 6 Days To Publicize Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Illinois public health officials delayed informing the public for nearly a week about a deadly 2015 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a state veterans’ home in Quincy despite knowing the facility was facing “the beginning of an epidemic,” according to internal emails from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office obtained by Illinois Public Radio's member station in Chicago, WBEZ.


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December 13, 2017

Testing for Krabbe Disease; The Juvenile Justice System; Rockford Brothers’ ‘Letters from War’

On The 21st: Is Illinois meeting its goal in terms of testing newborns for the devastating neurological condition known as Krabbe disease? Plus, we learn why critics say a southern Illinois juvenile justice facility has become “a pipeline to prison,” and we hear about a Rockford family’s recently uncovered WWII story. 


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