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  • It's not just those wounded or their families who are traumatized after a shooting. Entire communities are impacted. That can lead to a long road to recovery. We look closer at how those who survived the Highland Park shooting this month are coping. And, we remember the Eastland Disaster.
  • A national suicide prevention and mental health crisis number will be active starting July 16. Advocates hope the launch of 9-8-8 will make it easier for those in need to get in touch with people who can help, similar to people have learned to call 9-1-1 for emergency situations. But there are concerns not all states are ready. Resources, such as adequate staff, are needed to make sure the system functions as intended. Otherwise, people may be left waiting on hold or their calls shifted out of their area or state.
  • Abortion remains legal in Illinois, but in some other states, the procedure is now banned. There are exceptions, such as in Missouri, which allows for "medical emergencies."But for doctors, there are concerns the law lacks nuance. They could be forced to decide on saving a patient's life while risking their medical license or even jail time. That story and more on this episode of Statewide.
  • The Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade has led more people to raise their voices in the abortion debate. This week, we hear differing views on abortion, including from those who have undergone the procedure.
  • An investigation found some Illinois Department of Corrections staff kept their jobs after wrongdoing.
  • This month marks the 100th anniversary of one of the deadliest labor disputes in the country. Striking coal miners in the town of Herrin clashed with men brought in to operate a local mine. The situation escalated and soon turned violent. In the end, nearly two dozen people were killed, most of them strikebreakers. We look back on a dark chapter in the history of organized labor and southern Illinois.