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A proposal in the Illinois Senate would allow noncitizens to vote in local school board elections. But even supporters of the proposal say the legislation is not yet ready for primetime.
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Despite the agreement, the lawmakers said "there is still more work to be done on the final bill."
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As the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions gradually lift, returning to work is not as simple as it seems for some people, due to childcare issues, lingering fear of infection, re-start challenges for businesses, government subsidies, and other reasons. How are these issues are affecting our state and local workforce, why are women more affected, and what can expect this summer? There is also be a general COVID-19 update.
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During a pandemic that led many to grapple with grief, distress and isolation – and civil rights uprising against police brutality and systemic racism – a lack of support for those suffering from mental health distress became increasingly evident. There is a growing movement to create a mental health crisis response that doesn’t solely rely on police.
The building near Miami was occupied at the time. Authorities said rescuers have helped evacuate at least 35 people who were trapped inside the building. Officials say 102 people are accounted for.
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