A 3-D graphical representation of a single norovirus virion.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
December 13, 2017

Norovirus Outbreak Closes Head Start Center In Rantoul

An outbreak of norovirus closed the Rantoul Head Start Center Wednesday, and the facility will stay closed for the rest of the week. That’s according to the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, which operates Head Start programs in the county.

Photo courtesy of Natasha Spencer
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. 

Entrance to the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy.
Andrew Gill/WBEZ
December 13, 2017

Surviving War, But Not The Veterans’ Home

Since July 2015, 13 residents of a veterans’ home in west central Illinois have died from Legionnaires’ disease. Eleven families are suing the state for negligence.

Democratic candidate for Senate Doug Jones and his wife, Louise, wave to supporters before he gave his victory speech in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday.
John Bazemore/AP
December 13, 2017

An Upset In Trump Country: Democrat Doug Jones Bests Roy Moore In Alabama

Democrat Doug Jones has won the Alabama Senate special election, a victory that was a stunning upset in a deeply red state that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump. The president, who had backed Republican Roy Moore despite multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and assault, congratulated Jones on Twitter.

December 12, 2017

Healthcare Sign-Up Deadline; Sexual Assault In Prisons; Climate Change and Farming; Winter Pets

On The 21st: The deadline to pick a health insurance plan for next year through Get Covered Illinois is Friday at 11 p.m. What do you need to know before then? Plus, how sexual assault in prison is often ignored. Also, we'll learn how climate change affects farmers in Illinois, and hear from a veterinarian about whether your pets really need to wear coats in winter weather. 

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