PNS Daily Newscast - June 3, 2020 

Episcopal bishops call out Trump's appearance in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in DC; and a civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis Police Dept.

2020Talks - June 3, 2020 

Eight states plus Washington DC had primaries yesterday, in the midst of both the new coronavirus pandemic and clashes between law enforcement and protestors.

Public News Service - IL: Mental Health

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As the Illinois Legislature focuses on casinos and pension reform in this veto session, human-service providers are asking lawmakers to consider how their decisions are affecting those most vulnerable people who have been left behind by late payments and budget cuts. Illinois st

CHICAGO - As Illinois children head back to school, parents are being advised to take a few steps to make the transition easier. The American Academy of Pediatrics says most children between the ages of 3 and 12 years need between 10 and 12 hours of sleep nightly. And Madelyn James, an early childho

CHICAGO - They call it the "Circle of Protection." A group of leaders from the Evangelical Lutheran, Roman Catholic and other faith communities, who met with President Obama last week, say they are hopeful he will work to protect the poor during the years of budget cutting that have been tied in wit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Just about everyone knows someone with autism theautismprogram.orgthese days. That may be because, according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one million Americans have some sort of autism spectrum disorder; most of them are children. Out of every 110 new babies, one

CHICAGO - Mental health experts say that the recent shooting in Tuscon has sparked an interest in violence-prevention and mental health. The National Council for Community Behavioral Mental Health Care says people with mental illness are no more likely to become violent than anyone else. However, Ch

CHICAGO - Illinois is joining the more than 30 states that are using tax increases to balance recession-damaged budgets. That has many human services providers sighing in relief. With the state facing a $15 billion budget hole and a backlog of unpaid bills for hospitals and social services, Kathy Ry

CHICAGO, Ill. - The holidays prompt a lot of great expectations, as people expect to be happy this time of the year. Many look forward to spending time with loved ones, and giving and receiving gifts. However, mental health experts say the recession is taking its toll. Counselors like Ken Hallas of

CHICAGO - The nation's new health care reform bill will take effect incrementally, with most provisions in place by 2014. However, federal officials say Illinois residents will benefit from some of the changes this year. For example, insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children with

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