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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 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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - In hopes of changing the direction of the state's juvenile justice system, Gov. Pat Quinn has signed an executive order to roll the program into the Department of Children and Family Services. Less than four years ago, the Department of Juvenile Justice was separated from the adu

PEORIA, Ill. - From causing suicides to permanently placing perpetrators on the registered sex offender list, the dangerous effects of cyberbullying and sexting on children and teens are becoming increasingly clear. To help address the growing problem, the Illinois Center for Violence Prevention has

CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn's people say that he'll be considering what Illinois citizens have posted on the web when he delivers his budget message on Wednesday. He recently posted his preliminary budget figures online and, for the first time ever, asked citizens to post their comments. The Governor

Chicago, IL - The volunteer organization Give an Hour asks mental health professionals to set aside one hour a week to help military veterans and their families. Joslyn Jelinek, a licensed clinical social worker, does just that. She has been a volunteer for two years and is one of several therapists

CHICAGO - With the primary election just days away, the airwaves are clogged with campaign ads and candidates are making their last pitches to constituents. Human services advocates are urging voters to think about the state budget as they make their final decisions on which candidate they will choo

CHICAGO - The holidays can be rough for Illinois residents with mental illnesses. Elizabeth Harris, who suffers from depression, says she has spent many holidays in hospitals and homeless shelters, or completely alone, without proper medication, feeling isolated and without hope. But this year is di

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - When the fall veto session begins this week, legislative leaders will be asked to meet with members of "The Responsible Budget Coalition." The new organization is made up of more than 150 groups that represent unions, educators, and social service providers, who want higher incom

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