PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2018 

Jared Kushner is finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: A new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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Public News Service - IL: Animal Welfare

PHOTO: World Day for Farmed Animals is being observed in Illinois and around the globe to raise awareness about the treatment of animals killed for food. Photo credit: sioda/morguefile.

CHICAGO – Supporters of animal welfare in Illinois are speaking up today about the plight of animals on modern farms. As part of World Day for Farmed Animals, events are being held around the state to raise awareness about what animal rights advocates say is the suffering and slaughter of ani

PHOTO: Senate Bill 3049 would add wolves, mountain lions and black bears to the Illinois Wildlife Code, giving them protected status. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Hunting and habitat destruction forced wolves, black bears and mountain lions out of Illinois nearly 150 years ago, and as those animals make a slow comeback in the state, there are efforts being made to ensure their protection. The Senate Monday passed SB3049, which amends the I

PHOTO: Experts say a New Year's resolution to go organic can be good for Illinoisans' health and the environment.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The New Year provides a chance to begin a clean slate, and for Illinoisans that can mean a switch to a cleaner way of eating. According to the executive director of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, Wes King, organic foods are better for personal health because they are produced

PHOTO: Antibiotics save lives, but medical experts say their overuse has led to the development of resistant bacteria, making antibiotics ineffective in treating certain conditions. Photo: antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA bacteria). Credit: Public Health Image Library.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to Americans' health, and health-care leaders in Illinois are urging patients and doctors to learn more about proper antibiotic use during this "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week." At least 23,000 Americans die each year from antibiotic-re

Evanston cat owner Nura Aly              Photo credit: Mary Anne Meyers

CHICAGO - For years veterinarians have been encouraging pet owners to trim their pets' nails and brush their teeth, and now more and more pet owners and dog walkers are encouraged to learn animal CPR. It is taught all over the country, including several times a year at the Anti-Cruelty Society in Ch

CHICAGO - Holiday treats are for people, not dogs. That's the message from veterinarians this month, reminding pet owners that holidays can be a hazardous time for animals. Lindsay Seilheimer, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, says too many people

CHICAGO - It's tough to find homes for pets in Illinois these days. When 79-year-old Evanston resident Allen Wilbourn's longtime companion cat "Joffrey" died a year ago, Wilbourn became lethargic. Although he's been a lifelong cat owner, Wilbourn wouldn't adopt another one because he has been in and

CHICAGO - Illinois parents: Beware of the Easter Bunny. Animal-welfare experts send out a reminder at this time each year that live rabbits are not good Easter gifts for children. Most people are getting the message that baby chicks aren't good house pets, says Adam Goldfarb, director of the Humane

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