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PNS Daily Newscast - April 23, 2019 


Trump attorneys go to court to attempt to block oversight of the president’s finances. Also, on the Tuesday rundown: the New York plastic bag ban becomes law. Plus, a new poll finds Coloradans support protecting wildlife corridors.

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Public News Service - IL: Mental Health

A new Illinois law that raises the age limit on youth detainments in the state is earning praise from a juvenile justice expert. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois now has several new laws in effect aimed at keeping teens out of the state prison system. One group is praising one change in particular, which could affect some of Illinois' youngest residents. The amendment to Illinois' Juvenile Court Act now says children under 13 s

A parent's criminal record can have long-term negative affects on children, according to a new report. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - With the United States leading the world in incarceration rates, criminal-justice reformers are targeting an unintended consequence of that. A new report this month from the left-leaning Center for American Progress reveals children who have at least one parent with a criminal re

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

An Illinois lawmaker says the death penalty should be reinstated for heinous crimes.  Credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Will the death penalty be coming back to Illinois? There have been no executions since 2000, when a moratorium was put in place by Gov. George Ryan, and capital punishment was eventually abolished in 2011. Democratic state Sen. Bill Haine has said he intends to file legislati

PHOTO: Unqualified doctors, inadequate medical leadership and a lack of sanitary medical facilities are among the problems a report finds are occurring at facilities within the Illinois Department of Corrections. Photo credit: Tim Pearce/Flickr.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A report filed in federal court uncovers sweeping problems at Illinois Department of Corrections facilities impacting the health of prisoners. The report was completed as part of a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of medical care in prisons. Ed Yohnka, director of communicatio

PHOTO: A federal court in Chicago recently approved a policy that bans the use of solitary confinement of juveniles held by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The use of juvenile solitary confinement in Illinois will soon become a relic of the past. A federal judge has approved a new policy negotiated by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union that bans the use of solitary confinement for juv

PHOTO: Illinois lawmakers are considering a ban on the practice of conversion therapy on minors. While opponents claim the legislation infringes upon a family's right to privacy, supporters say conversion therapy is unethical and linked to depression and suicidal behavior. Photo credit: Sophia Dzikas/Flickr.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois could follow the lead of other states that have made a controversial practice aimed at "curing" homosexuality in adolescents illegal. The Conversion Therapy Prohibition Act (HB 217; SB 111) would specifically ban any mental health provider from engaging in efforts to ch

PHOTO: The Look Through Their Eyes campaign educates Illinoisans about the signs of childhood trauma, and connects parents and caregivers of children who have experienced trauma to professionals, programs and resources. Photo credit: Phaedra Wilkinson/morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Many children look forward to the holidays, but the season is sometimes not so magical for those who are victims of trauma. An estimated 42 percent of Illinois children ages 17 and younger have experienced one or more adverse family events. Anne Studzinski, managing direct

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