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Statewide features reporting from in and around Illinois.

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Statewide: Prison education on the outside

Online learning became more common during the pandemic. It's also given an opportunity to some former offenders a chance to stay enrolled in prison classes upon release.

Statewide: Mom turns grief into advocacy

Brenda Protz lost her daughter, Jenna, three years ago this month. The 14 year old from Vandalia was riding in a car with her grandparents and her best friend when another driver struck them head-on, killing all four.

Statewide: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

This week marks another anniversary of the famous speech. We talk with an expert about what Lincoln wrote and how it came to be.

Statewide: Illinois' political landscape

Election Day proved an overwhelming success for Illinois Democrats. Along with maintaining all statewide offices, the party has a supermajority in the state's General Assembly and pulled out wins in targeted congressional races.

Statewide: Restaurant challenges continue

After a period that saw limits on indoor dining, restaurants are now dealing with a different set of problems. Inflation has led to a rise in food and labor costs.

Statewide: Highland Park shooting victims sue the gun industry

Seven people died and dozens were wounded in the attack during a July 4 parade.

Statewide: Author says Lincoln put principles over politics

Jon Meacham's new book is titled "And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle."

Statewide: The crash of Air Illinois Flight 710

It was October 11, 1983. A small commuter plane went down in a southern Illinois farm field. All ten people aboard died. After the crash, details began emerging that changed the air industry.

Statewide: A story of addiction and recovery

Shane Hassler could have been a statistic. But he found a way out.

Statewide: The culture war moves to libraries

The number of challenges being filed against certain books has grown in the past few years. Schools and libraries are becoming a battleground in these cultural and political battles. That story and more on this episode of Statewide.