R. Kelly is going on trial in Chicago after being convicted in New York

CHICAGO — R. Kelly, the convicted sex offender and disgraced singer, is on trial — again. Jury selection begins Monday for the 55-year-old’s federal trial in Chicago. Kelly is charged with 13 counts that include creating and receiving child pornography, enticing minors into illegal sexual activity and obstruction of justice. Kelly’s obstruction of justice charge […]

217 Today: infectious disease experts keep a close eye on pediatric cases of monkeypox

Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 Today’s headlines: The Department of Children and Family Services and the Residential Simulation Lab at the University of Illinois’ Springfield campus are at odds over why a contract that helped the lab train new investigators has ended. Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi recently returned from a trip to Taiwan where he talked about […]

Kids are going back to school. Experts say monkeypox isn’t a major concern

https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s4780019/audio/2022/08/monkeypox-and-kids-2way-web.mp3   Monkeypox has been found in nearly every state across the U.S. The White House declared it a public health emergency just a few weeks after the World Health Organization designated monkeypox a public health crisis of international concern. Anyone can get monkeypox through close physical contact and sharing personal items with an infected […]