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Sexual Misconduct In Higher Ed; Is Illinois Doing Enough To Combat Legionnaire's Disease?

This week, we recap an ongoing NPR Illinois/ProPublica investigation into complaints of sexual harassment on the University of Illinois' flagship campus.  Reporter Rachel Otwell details the findings.

After a deadly outbreak at the Quincy Veterans' Home, Illinois is taking steps to address Legionnaire's Disease.  But is the state on the right track?  An expert will join us.

And indications are that more mosquitoes could be in our future.  

That and more on this episode of Statewide.

* Rachel Otwell has results of an investigationinto sexual harassment claims at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She also says more reporting on this issue is forthcoming and she's asking those who want to share their story to reach out.

* Dave McKinney and Tony Arnold of WBEZ have the lateston efforts by families to settle cases stemming from Legionnaire's Disease deaths at the Quincy Veterans' Home.

* Daisy Contreras talks with Brad Considineof the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaire's Disease.  He discusses the changes Illinois has made so far.

* Alex Smith with Harvest Public Media explainshow climate change could mean more mosquitoes in the Midwest.  

* Michelle O'Neill of WVIK tells us about efforts to bring about long term solutions to flood damage along the upper Mississippi River.

* Maureen McKinney reportson disparities in business lending.  White-owned companies have an easier time getting loans compared to those owned by African-Americans.   

 Statewide for the week of August 30, 2019

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