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Christine Hatfield

Christine Hatfield, a graduate student in University of Illinois Springfield's Public Affairs Reporting program, is WGLT and WCBU's PAR intern for the first half of 2021.

Previously, she graduated from Ball State University with a degree in journalism and telecommunications in May 2020, and during her undergraduate experience, she reported for WNIJ in DeKalb and Ball State's own Indiana Public Radio.

The pandemic has reduced the number of students who want to become teachers.

A state representative wants to ban violent video games. He says they contribute to increased carjacking in Chicago. It’s far from the first time state lawmakers have taken the idea for a test drive.