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Statewide: A nurse perseveres while waiting for the pandemic's end

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The pandemic has placed a strain on the health care system. Nurses have felt the brunt. We hear from an ICU nurse about working during an unprecedented time.

Also, coyotes have proven resilient. That's led to more of them, both in urban and rural areas. We find out what some states are doing about it.

Those stories and more on this episode of Statewide.

This week:

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Hunter Blake Tate, foreground, loads dead coyotes out of the back of his pickup truck at the calling contest in Kansas.

* David Condos of the Kansas News Service looks at the increase in coyote numbers. Some have taken to competitive hunting to try to cull the population.

* Tim Shelley with WCBU brings us the details on a plan to add passenger rail service linking Peoria with Chicago.

* Yvonne Boose has more on a Rockford teen with a passion for storytelling.

* WNIJ's Peter Medlin explains how teachers have embedded lessons of January 6th in their curriculum.

* Natalie Moore reports Illinois property owners can now remove racist language from property records.

* We listen to a WBEZ report on how census growth in Chicago has been uneven, especially when it comes to Black neighborhoods.

* Side Effects Public Media's Jake Harper talks with Dr. Myron Cohen about monoclonal antibodies, used to prevent and treat coronavirus infection.

* Sarah Nardi interviews a nurse in Normal, Stephanie Fuller, about how she's been able to cope and do her job during the pandemic.

* Jonathon Ahl takes us to the National Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club Convention.

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