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Bloomington-Normal saw an average number of shootings last year, even though neighboring communities and the nation as a whole saw a jump. Hear a report on gun violence in the twin cities. Plus, some social justice advocates have trouble forging ahead during the pandemic. Hear how they are keeping the faith. The first batch of cannabis conviction expungements is through the system in Illinois. It is part of the deal to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The impact for some whose records are cleared will be significant. Prison inmates in Illinois may gain expanded access to higher education under a restored federal financial aid program.

Patrick Grogan is an intern at WGLT. He joined the station in 2021.