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Carle Plans New Danville Medical Campus

A proposed new medical campus for Carle in Danville would take up 17 acres on the west end of downtown. Officials with the Urbana-based healthcare provider announced their plans for the new campus on Wednesday, saying the project will be good for their patients and the community as a whole.

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August 21, 2019 - The 21st Show

The Cost Of Student Housing; Hepatitis A Outbreak; New EpiPen Law; Selling Beer At College Sporting Events

Students have been paying more and more for room and board—and that cost often gets left out of conversations about lowering tuition and debt. Plus, what's behind an uptick in Hepatitis A cases in Illinois. We also talk with the lawmaker behind Illinois's new requirement that insurers cover EpiPens, and learn why colleges are turning to alcohol sales as one strategy to boost attendance at sporting events.


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August 21, 2019 - News Local/State

Report Finds Bullying, Intimidation In Speaker’s Office

Power in Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's office has been too centralized and its environment has fostered an atmosphere that condones bullying, intimidation, hazing and long work hours with inconsistent direction, according to an investigative report released Tuesday.


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August 20, 2019 - The 21st Show

Teachers Re-Entering the Classroom; Transferring From Community College To A Four-Year College; Surveillance Balloons; “Scabby The Rat”

Many students and teachers are headed back to school this month. Today we’ll ask a couple of educators who have been away from the classroom how they feel about coming back. Plus, about four in five community college students say they want to earn a bachelor’s degree. But the transfer rate has stayed low. We’ll learn why. And, the Pentagon is testing surveillance balloons around the Midwest, including parts of central Illinois. These balloons could be used to stop drug trafficking but they’re also raising concerns about privacy. Also, the story behind the "Scabby the Rat" inflatables. 


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