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    PNS Daily News - October 9, 20150 

    Featured on our Friday rundown; Republicans attempt to regroup in their failed quest for a new House Speaker; Connecticut’s highest court says “no” to reconsidering the death penalty; plus an update on protections for exotic animals.

Public News Service - Illinois

Domestic violence includes more than physical bruises. Credit: allnightavenue/Flickr.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Although often a hidden problem, domestic violence occurs in Illinois homes more often than some may think. Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October is being used to highlight misconceptions about abuse. It's not always physical violence, but also a series of behaviors used ...Read More

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Illinois Fair Trade Campaign members warn the TPP could hurt jobs across the state. Courtesy: IFTC.

CHICAGO – With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a step closer to becoming reality, some advocacy groups say the trade deal could end up hurting some Illinois residents' jobs and health. Twelve countries in all, including the United States, agreed Monday on what's being called the largest r...Read More

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Advocates say recording devices can help prevent abuse at nursing homes. Credit: Alvimann/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Family and friends of nursing home residents in Illinois soon will be able to have additional peace of mind in knowing that their loved ones are receiving adequate care. A new state law takes effect January 1 that allows residents at nursing homes to install surveillance camera...Read More

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A new Chicago museum exhibit brings a human face to public housing. Credit: NPHM

CHICAGO – A Chicago museum is hoping its latest exhibit will help change hearts and minds when it comes to public housing. Over the weekend, the National Public Housing Museum unveiled its We, Next Door project. Museum Curator Todd Palmer says the museum co-created the project with a group...Read More

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Solar is becoming a popular, cost-effective energy option in Illinois. Credit: charlesa46741/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Living off the sun's power may seem futuristic, but it's a reality for many Illinoisans. During the Illinois Solar Power Tour on Saturday, more than 80 businesses and homes around the state will showcase their use of solar arrays and other renewable-energy installations. Lisa Al...Read More

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The average starting salary for teachers in Illinois is about $39,000 per year. Credit: Cynthia357/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Teachers around Illinois are instrumental in the development of children, and a new analysis finds the Prairie State is among the most financially rewarding places for teachers to work. The personal finance website WalletHub ranks Illinois 11th nationally on its list of Th...Read More

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Public watchdogs say Springfield's four-month budget impasse needs new solutions. Credit: nikopoley/Wikimedia

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A stopgap federal budget won't take Illinois' state agencies out of limbo anytime soon. Today kicks off the fourth month of a budget impasse in Springfield. Jasmine Tucker, a senior researcher with the National Priorities Project, says about a third of every state's ser...Read More

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Juvenile and criminal justice experts from around the country are in Phoenix, Arizona this week to talk about juvenile justice reform. Credit: Kevin Krosseel/Morguefile.

CHICAGO – You don't have to lock up young people to reduce juvenile crime. It's a change in thinking that's spread across the country with the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). Professionals who work with young people are in Phoenix, Arizona this week at the JDAI 2015 Inter-S...Read More

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