PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 

A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  

Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - IL: Mental Health

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As the State of Illinois' unpaid bills are expected to exceed $5.5 billion by June, teachers are losing jobs and people who need counseling are being turned away from treatment centers because of staff cutbacks. Today, protesters rally once again at the Capitol to restate their c

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