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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - IL: Education

This month a group of immigrant students in Chicago will be learning how to become advocates for their communities. (American Friends Service Committee)

CHICAGO - As immigration issues continue to top national conversations on the presidential campaign trail, one group is looking to train the next generation of immigration activists in Illinois. In all, 28 students from the Chicago Public Schools system will be working on becoming advocates for chan

As the Syrian civil war continues, an Illinois-based nonprofit group is trying to help young refugees attain their educational goals in the U.S. (Photo Illustration/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Chicago-area nonprofit group that supports the Syrian people will soon be offering new higher education scholarships for recently resettled Syrian refugees. This comes just a few months after the Karam Foundation, announced that four high school-age Syrian refugee stude

New research shows thousands of mothers across the country have been stepping up as effective advocates for changes in the juvenile-justice system. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As families celebrate Mother's Day this weekend, a new report says thousands will be feeling the pain of separation instead because a child is behind bars. The "Mothers at the Gate" report from the Institute for Policy Studies details how some family members are challenging the

As heroin use continues to rise in Illinois, a private substance abuse network is opening one of the first so-called sober dorms in the Midwest. (iStockphoto)

CHICAGO - A sober-living residence program for college-age adults is expanding in Illinois. The so-called sober dorm is slated to open in early July on Chicago's north side. The privately-funded recovery home will be run by the Rosecrance Health Network. This comes on the heels of a Roosevelt Univ

New research shows some international news coverage unnecessarily links the Islamic faith to acts of extremist violence. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - With the March Madness basketball tournament under way, social justice advocates are releasing their own version of the Elite Eight: the eight most-quoted sources in news articles about extremism. To create their list, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) looked throug

A new website aims to help Illinois voters find candidate information faster and easier. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – With Illinois' upcoming primary on March 15, state voters have a new tool to help them become better informed on local and national candidates. The new Voter's Edge Illinois website hosts candidate profiles, ballot measure summaries and even information on who is funding

Low-income and workers' rights groups say Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget address is more of the same. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Some unions, health-care workers and low-income advocacy groups are saying Gov. Bruce Rauner's second budget address is more of the same. As the state continues a historic budget battle, social service and higher-education programs have seen huge cuts. Activists such as Toby Cho

As Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to give his second budget address, a watchdog says the state budget is on autopilot. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As the budget battle in Illinois continues, a government watchdog group says the state's finances have been running on "autopilot." Gov. Bruce Rauner is to give his second budget address today to lay out priorities for next year - but the state has been operating for about eight

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