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School Nurses
school nurses standing 6 feet apart with cleaning and food supplies outside a homeless shelter
Courtesy of Juanita Gryfinski

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.

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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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