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Statewide: Not Everyone Is Ready For Normal; The Effort To Build A Crisis Response System

On this week's episode, with the state moving to Phase 5 of the reopening plan, people are returning to regular activities. That includes going out to bars and restaurants, as well as returning to the workplace. But some are anxious about getting back to normal.

And Illinois is working to create a system to better handle mental health and behavioral situations. Those stories and more on Statewide.

* Peter Medlin of WNIJ details a report on an Aurora facility that housed students with disabilities. An independent watchdog found evidence of neglect and abuse.

* Tim Shelley talks with Eric Osborn, a clinical coordinator with Unity Point Health in Peoria about anxiety some are having as COVID restrictions are lifted.

* Odette Yousef of WBEZ tells us about an Illinois man behind a website that has gained popularity with far right anti-government extremists.

* You've heard of dog moms. Well, how about plant parents? Dana Vollmer finds out why many are enthusiastic about house plants.

* When someone is having a mental health or behavioral crisis, the police are often called to intervene. Mary Hansen explains there is a push to create a state crisis response system.

* Yvonne Boose talks with a northern Illinois writer who is included on a national list of poet laureate fellows.

* Dana Cronin with Harvest Public Media reports on how farmers who rent their land are less likely to use conservation practices.

* Melissa Rosales has more on a new robot that could prevent grain bin accidents.

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