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school nurses standing 6 feet apart with cleaning and food supplies outside a homeless shelter
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Illinois School Nurses Fear For Their Students Safety During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Schools in Illinois are closed through the end of the current school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and students may be missing out on more than just face-to-face time with teachers. They also might be missing an important link in their access to health care: school nurses. Without daily access to students, school nurses like Marlow fear that warning signs of illness or abuse may go unnoticed.

SOS White Seeks Organ Donors In Minority Communities

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says he's working to dispel some of the myths that may explain why so few people of color are registered organ donors. White came to Urbana's Carle Foundation Hospital Tuesday to mark National Minority Donor Awareness Week, which was August 1-7.  He says there are currently 5,000 people on the waiting list for transplants in Illinois.

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