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217 Today: As Champaign prepares to open new homeless shelter, officials ask what else can be done

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A report from the State Executive Inspector General shows a climate of hazing and sexual discrimination created a hostile work environment at the state prison in Pontiac.
  • The Illinois Department of Public Health will begin offering a new HIV treatment in January. 
  • Come January, Nabeela Syed will be the second-youngest representative in the Illinois General Assembly.
  • Newly sworn-in Champaign County Board members held their organizational meeting last night — with the smallest Republican minority since Democrats gained majority status in 2000.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about a new shelter for people dealing with homelessness in Champaign-Urbana.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Charlie Schlenker, Mawa Iqbal, Emily Hays, Jim Meadows and Sydney Wood.

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