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217 Today: Illinois schools say they lack guidance after finding high levels of lead in water

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Department of Public Health Director Ngozi Ezike announced Tuesday she’s stepping down as director on March 14. 

  • Illinois schools are signing up for a new state tutoring initiative to help the students who struggled most in remote school.

  • The Illinois House has passed a measure to give school employees paid leave if they miss work due to a COVID-related shutdown — but only if they’re vaccinated.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how Illinois schools are tackling high levels of lead in their water. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Emily Hays and Peter Medlin.

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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