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May 29, 2018 - News Local/State

Illinois Issues: More Nurses To Help Sexual Assault Survivors

A measure that has passed the Illinois House would require hospitals to have Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) who can treat and examine victims of sexual assault. Some say it would mean better collection of forensic evidence and better treatment of victims.


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May 29, 2018 - News Local/State

Newly Eligible Teens Add Boost To Organ Donor List

It’s been just about six months since a new Illinois law allowing 16 and 17 year olds to donate organs went into effect. Has the change made a difference for those waiting for life-saving organ transplants?


State Rep. Bob Rita (D-Blue Island) testifies on a gambling expansion measure at a House committee hearing on May 28.

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May 29, 2018 - News Local/State

Gambling Expansion Bill Busts At Illinois Statehouse

Legislation allowing a major expansion of gambling in Illinois failed on Monday. It’s something lawmakers have been working on for years, as an effort to raise money for state and local governments.


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May 28, 2018 - The 21st Show

Barbecue in Illinois; How To Preserve Your Family Heirlooms

On this encore edition of The 21st: We revisit our Labor Day conversation about where to find the best BBQ in Illinois. But first, if you've ever wanted to know how to properly preserve your family heirlooms, Christa Deacy-Quinn and Jennifer Hain-Teper have got you covered.


The crash site of the B-24 bomber "Heaven Can Wait" off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

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May 28, 2018 - News Local/State

Memorial Day Has Extra Meaning This Year For U Of I Professor

Memorial Day has a little extra meaning this year for Scott Althaus. That’s because he now knows what happened to one of his relatives who was lost during World War Two. Tom Kelly was one of eleven men who disappeared in 1944 off the coast of Papua New Guinea in a B-24 bomber.


State Senator Chapin Rose.

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May 28, 2018 - News Local/State

Illinois Senate Passes Bill Aimed At Protecting Mahomet Aquifer

The Illinois Senate passed a revised bill on May 24, after earlier measures stalled in the House. The bill aims to protect the Mahomet Aquifer, east central Illinois’ primary water source, from underground natural gas leaks.


Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson fighting for the heavyweight title in 1908.

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May 26, 2018 - News Local/State

Jack Johnson’s Niece Visits Grave After Posthumous Pardon

 The day after boxing great Jack Johnson was pardoned by President Donald Trump, his great-great niece went to his gravesite to mark the end of a decades-long effort to clear his name.


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