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September 16, 2019 - News Local/State

Racial & Geographic Inequities Persist For Illinois Children, New Report Finds

In Illinois, the quality of a child’s health, education, housing and economic situation often correlates with a child's race, ethnicity and geographic location, according to a new KIDS COUNT report from Voices For Illinois Children, an organization that advocates for state investments that benefit children across the state.

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September 16, 2019 - News Local/State

How The Amish Live Uninsured But Stay Healthy

Holmes Co., Ohio, is a patchwork of farmland. Modest houses perch on sloping hills and laundry hangs from clothes lines, flapping in the wind. There are horses and buggies – some driven by farmers in straw hats, others by women with their hair covered in bonnets, babies on their laps. Holmes is one of the healthiest counties in Ohio. It’s also the least insured.

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September 14, 2019 - News Local/State

Last-Second Field Goal Lifts EMU Over Illinois 34-31

"A lot of people need to do a better job, including me," said Illinois coach Lovie Smith, following Eastern Michigan's impressive last-second 34-31 win over the Illini on Saturday at the State Farm Center.

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September 14, 2019 - News Local/State

UPDATE: Urbana Police Say No Crime Occurred At Thomas Paine Elementary School

UPDATE on September 13, 2019: Urbana Police say they’ve found no evidence to support allegations of inappropriate contact between a staff member and a student at Thomas Paine Elementary School. The allegation that such an incident occurred during recess at the school playground came to light earlier this week and led to a hotline call to the state Department of Children and Family Services.

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September 12, 2019 - News Local/State

Interfaith Vigil In Champaign-Urbana To Provide Space For Grieving, Inspire Action Against Gun Violence

A gathering this weekend in Champaign will bring together people from various faith communities and organizations to grieve for those who have died from gun violence. The Interfaith Vigil of Remembrance begins at 3 pm Sunday at the Randolph Street Community Garden in Champaign. It will be led by local clergy, in coordination with the CU chapter of Moms Demand Action, a group that advocates for stricter gun laws.

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