How A Parent Of Special Needs Children Is Navigating School Reopening In Illinois

Schools across Illinois are finalizing their reopening plans for the fall term amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Some parents of students with disabilities are concerned about how these plans will take their needs into account. Rebekah Strate has three children at home — all with special needs. Her family lives south of Jacksonville in a rural […]

Illinois School Nurses Fear For Their Students Safety During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Lisa Marlow is worried about her students. Marlow is a school nurse and educator with the Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186.  The district serves primarily low-income students in a rural part of southern Illinois.  When school is in session, Marlow says having eyes on students, especially those with chronic conditions like Type 1 diabetes […]

News Around Illinois – March 30, 2020

News Around Illinois Cover

Governor Vows To Increase Testing As COVID-19 Cases Surge CHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will soon more than double the number of COVID-19 tests it can administer each day as the number of cases in the state surged. Public health officials announced 1,105 new cases, including 18 deaths on Sunday. Overall, Illinois has […]