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217 Today: Increasing evictions in Midwest threaten public health

Iowa Legal Aid employees work at the Linn County Eviction Diversion Help Desk, which provides free legal assistance to residents facing eviction.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • The Illinois National Guard has a new major general…and one of his priorities is to foster diversity.
  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is worried that education policies he opposes are trying to take root here.
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is designing a social media platform to connect high school students with tutors at the university.
  • Champaign County recently held its annual Point-in-Time census to estimate how many homeless people live in the county. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how evictions are back on the rise in the Midwest, putting an increasing number of tenants at risk for housing insecurity.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman, Emily Hays, Mae Antar and Natalie Krebs.

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Sydney Wood

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