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Statewide: Abortion rights supporters in Illinois say there is more work to do

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An abortion rights rally in Chicago

On this episode, a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion may signal the conservative majority of justices plan to overturn Roe v. Wade. It's a move that could restrict abortion access in many states. That could make Illinois a destination for those seeking the procedure. Lawmakers in favor of abortion rights say even though the state will protect the right to an abortion, additional legislation and other action is needed to prepare for what's to come.

We'll also hear about another critical audit of a state agency, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Those stories and more on Statewide.

This week:

* A serviceman killed at Pearl Harbor has finally come home to western Illinois. Rich Egger and Jane Carlson with TriStates Public Radio bring us that story.

* David Condos with the Kansas News Service reports on farm chemicals seeping into small town water supplies.

* Illinois Newsroom's Dana Cronin tells us about a program that tries to find common ground among farmers in the fight against climate change.

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* St. Louis Public Radio's Shahla Farzan details a Missouri prison program to teach the incarcerated computer programming skills.

* Side Effects Public Media's Aprile Rickert has more on what the removal of federal protections for abortion could mean in Kentucky and the Midwest.

* Maureen McKinney reports on abortion rights groups in Illinois strategy as they prepare for the possible overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision.

* Tim Shelley talks with OSF Healthcare allergist Neha Dunn about allergy season and how to get relief.

* Sean Crawford and Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel discuss a new audit of the state's child welfare agency. Read the audit here.

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