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Reporting from in and around Illinois.Listen to Statewide on WNIJ Saturdays 6-7 a.m. and Sundays 6-7 p.m.

Statewide: Rising demand for adult education

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Enrollment fell hard at most community colleges during the pandemic. At schools like Waubonsee Community College, it’s starting to come back up. But adult education roared back — enrollment more than doubled this fall. Peter Medlin brings us that story.

Also:

* Eric Stock visits with outgoing Congressman Rodney Davis. The Taylorville Republican lost a primary challenge. We'll hear what he has to say about the direction of his party.

Commuter train in Chicago
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* Nika Schoonover fills us in on a lawsuit challenging Illinois' ban on guns aboard public transportation.

* Sean Crawford speaks with historian and author Jon Musgrave about the Herrin Massacre. It happened a century ago.

* Yvonne Boose introduces us to an Aurora native sprinkling poetry throughout the U.S. and Germany.

* Jody Holtz reports on a Peoria couple transforming a bus into their dream home.