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217 Today: Bus driver shortage leaves parents worried for upcoming school year

Monday, July 25, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is calling on the federal government to provide more vaccines for the monkeypox virus.
  • The World Health Organization — on Saturday — declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern.
  • Congressman Rodney Davis has championed the Social Security Fairness Act since 2013. The bill has bipartisan support and would expand benefits for many Americans.
  • Republican Congressman Darin LaHood says the United States needs immigration reforms to make it easier to bring more skilled laborers into the country.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about uncertainty surrounding school bus routes for the upcoming school year.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Farah Yousry, Harrison Malkin, Tim Shelley and Peter Medlin.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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