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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Public News Service - IL: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Advocates say two new laws will help protect health-care options for women in Illinois. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Some Illinois reproductive-rights advocates are claiming a win after Governor Bruce Rauner signed new laws aimed at improving women's access to health care. One of the new laws, House Bill 5576, requires that insurance companies in Illinois have to provide coverage for nearly all

Medicaid is celebrating a golden anniversary. Credit: Alex Prolmos/Flickr<br /><br />

CHICAGO – Medicaid marks its 50th anniversary this week, and a new report examines the lifelong benefits the program has provided to some of Illinois' most vulnerable children. According to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, kids who receive Medicaid benefits grow int

PHOTO: Finding safe, stable housing is among the many challenges LGBT homeless youth face in Illinois, according to a new report. The issue also was the topic of a summit in Chicago in May. Photo courtescredit: Windy City Times.

CHICAGO – Voices are being raised about the need to break down the barriers in Illinois that keep many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people living on the streets. A new report details the results of the Chicago 2014 Homeless Summit in May, when more than 300 youth, activists a

CHICAGO - Chicago's first lady, Maggie Daley, hosts a forum at the Cultural Center today on the future of after-school programming in Illinois. That future looks hopeful, according to experts who work with Illinois students, because legislation aimed at providing access to quality after-school progr

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The characters in Illinois politics have a long history of gaining national media attention, but this time, it's a controversial abortion case that has shoved the state into a national spotlight once again. The lawsuit by the ACLU challenging the constitutionality of Illinois' pa

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