PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2018 

While school shooting survivors demand stricter gun control measures some teachers are talking about their own walkout; Republicans vow to keep fighting the new district map in Pennsylvania; and from the West Coast - a health care group slams Trump's "skinny" insurance plans.

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New research shows some international news coverage unnecessarily links the Islamic faith to acts of extremist violence. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - With the March Madness basketball tournament under way, social justice advocates are releasing their own version of the Elite Eight: the eight most-quoted sources in news articles about extremism. To create their list, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) looked throug

A new Chicago museum exhibit brings a human face to public housing. Credit: NPHM

CHICAGO – A Chicago museum is hoping its latest exhibit will help change hearts and minds when it comes to public housing. Over the weekend, the National Public Housing Museum unveiled its We, Next Door project. Museum Curator Todd Palmer says the museum co-created the project with a group

Housing and Community get 4.3 cents on every dollar and Education gets 3.5 cents        Courtesy of National Priorities Project

CHICAGO – Young people from Illinois and around the nation will be in Washington, D.C. on tax day, April 15, to let Congress know how they'd like their tax dollars allocated. They are among the more than 200 students who produced videos for the American Friends Service Commitee's annual "If

CHICAGO - The Occupy Movement is calling for a general strike and protest in cities around the nation tomorrow, May 1, known as International Workers Day. Historians say Chicago is where it all began, well over a century ago, and some people are wondering if history is repeating itself with the Occu

CHICAGO - Most adults have fond memories of the days of trick-or-treating. Halloween can be lots of fun, but for some very young children it can be a bit overwhelming. Dr. Karen Judy, a professor of pediatrics at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, advises parents with really little ones

CHICAGO - Shortly after the World Trade Center attack in 2001, Rohina Malik was accosted by a man on the streets of a Chicago suburb who screamed and swore at her to take off her veil. That incident planted the seed of an idea that has grown into a one-woman play about the effect of 9/11 on Muslim w

CHICAGO - October marks the 30th anniversary of wheelchair dance. It was started by a young woman who felt compelled to dance even though she had been born with a disability that paralyzed her legs, back in the 1970s when children with disabilities sometimes weren't even allowed in regular public sc

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