Champaign County Nursing Home.

Champaign County Nursing Home

December 28, 2017 - News Local/State

County Nursing Home Money Troubles To Continue Into New Year

2017 was the year that Champaign County voters did not come to the aid of the county nursing home. Voters last April rejected a tax increase to help pay for the facility, and gave the county board permission to consider selling it. But the battle over the nursing home’s future continues.


Illinois Holocaust Museum

December 28, 2017 - The 21st Show

Survivors As Holograms At The Illinois Holocaust Museum; Recapping The Total Solar Eclipse

On this encore edition of The 21st: The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie opened its doors to the 'Take A Stand Center' in October. The new exhibition includes 3D technology that shares the stories of brave survivors like Fritzie Fritzshall as holograms. Plus, we revisit our conversation with astronomer Phil Plait on the total solar eclipse this past summer.


The Scott County Health Department's Brittany Combs makes a weekly stop with the county's syringe exchange program's mobile unit in Austin, Indiana.

Seth Herald/for Side Effects Public Media

December 28, 2017 - News Local/State

An Indiana Law Makes Harm Reduction For Opioid Addiction Into A Yearly Battle

Syringe exchange programs are one of the most visible forms of harm reduction — an approach that strives to minimize drug use’s negative effects rather than punish people for using. But the philosophy isn’t without its critics, and an Indiana law means advocates need to debate harm reduction’s merits every year.


Memorial to Yingying Zhang.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

December 27, 2017 - News Local/State

Family Of Yingying Zhang Awaits New Year And Trial Of Accused Kidnapper

2018 is the year when the family of Yingying Zhang hopes they will get answers about her disappearance, when her accused kidnapper goes on trial. For the accused, Brendt Christensen, it is the chance to get his day in court. Christensen's federal trial on the charge of kidnapping resulting in death is scheduled to begin February 27, 2018.


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