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October 04, 2018

School Nurse Shortage in Illinois; Consent on College Campuses; Chicago Sports Update

On the 21st: With national attention focused on the issue of sexual assault, we'll talk to a few college students about the conversations taking place on campus around consent. Plus, as the Cubs season wraps up, the season for the Chicago Bears is ramping up. But first, do you remember visiting your school nurse when you were a kid? These days, half of Illinois schools don’t have one. We’ll talk about how they are coping.


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October 04, 2018

U of I Expands Tobacco Ban To Include Smoke-Free Products

The new rule, which goes into effect next August, includes dissolvable forms of tobacco known as orbs and strips. Electronic cigarettes, vaping devices and chewing tobacco will also continue to be banned. 


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October 03, 2018

Video Court; Job Opportunities For Felony Convicts; Japanese-American Resettlement in Peoria

On The 21st: If you’ve ever been convicted of a felony, finding a job is a big challenge. Now there’s a law that might help. Plus, during World War II, the U.S. forced millions of Japanese-Americans into internment camps. More than 10,000 people moved to Illinois during that time, including the city of Peoria. But first, many courtrooms are having bond and arraignment hearings through a TV monitor instead of in person. This can be more efficient, but is it fair to defendants?


JB Pritzker and Bruce Rauner

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October 03, 2018

Where Do Illinois Candidates Stand On Student Debt?

Jeff Martin, a high school admission advisor for the Midwest Technical Institute, worries about the amount of college debt facing the students he talks to for a living. He should know because he was in their shoes once. Martin said he travels to high schools to talk to students about college and career choices.


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