On this week's Statewide, a Decatur newspaper tells the view from within a senior living facility that has seen dozens of COVID-19 cases and several deaths.
College journalists have left campuses, but they are still providing the student's perspective and publishing online. Also, not everyone who gets sick with COVID-19 winds up in the hospital. Many are getting help from health care workers while they recover at home.
Those stories and more on the latest episode of Statewide.
* Kate McGee of WBEZ finds out how the coronavirus has impacted first generation students deciding where to attend college in the fall.
* Bill Wheelhouse examines changes being made in certain counties regarding property taxes this year.
* Mike Smith interviews Betsy Goulet, who trains child welfare workers through a program at the University of Illinois Springfield. They discuss the need to change some of the program to deal with a socially distant reality.
* Jenna Dooley with WNIJ puts in a call to her grandmother, an 87 year old who resides in an assisted living facility and takes classes remotely through Northern Illinois University. They talk about social distancing in a retirement community.
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