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Tuesday, May 11

STORY: SENATE EDUCATION
The Senate Education Committee advanced over a dozen bills to the Senate Floor on Tuesday, mostly bills which have already passed the House.
Reporter: Raymon Troncoso
Word count: 600-800 words
Photo: Screenshot
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STORY: MANDATORY LIFE APPEAL
A man who was found guilty for acting as the lookout in a double homicide is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to find his mandatory life sentence without parole unconstitutional.
Reporter: Sarah Mansur
Word count: 600-800 words
Photo: screenshot
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STORY& PODCAST: MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
Rooted in disinvestment and growing amid Illinois’ economic downfall as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Illinois is facing a statewide mental health crisis due to workforce shortages. This piece takes a closer look into the cause and effect of the shortage and legislative solutions.
Reporter: Grace Barbic
Word Count: 2,100
Photo: File
ETA: SENT
PODCAST
Host: Grace Barbic
Length 14 Minutes
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Capitol Cast  

Gov. Pritzker announces a path to full reopening while also revising his budget proposal by adding $350 million for K-12 education. And the controversies over redistricting continue at the Statehouse. CNI's Peter Hancock, Jerry Nowicki and Sarah Mansur discuss.

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