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217 Today: Children of frontline healthcare workers saw the pandemic’s scariest moments

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • As Champaign teachers prepare for a possible strike, a Unit 4 Board of Education member explained the district’s side of contract negotiations at Monday’s school board meeting.
  • This year the annual debate over daylight saving time has lingered longer than usual after the U.S. Senate passed a bill recently to make the time change permanent.
  • Illinois lawmakers are advancing a bill that would create a state taskforce to look at the problem of missing and murdered women in Chicago.
  • Illinois is about to add a snake to its list of state symbols.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how the pandemic has affected the children of frontline health workers.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays, Elizabeth Rembert, Mawa Iqbal, Caroline Kubzansky and Farah Yousry.

Farrah Anderson

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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