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217 Today: infectious disease experts keep a close eye on pediatric cases of monkeypox

Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The Department of Children and Family Services and the Residential Simulation Lab at the University of Illinois’ Springfield campus are at odds over why a contract that helped the lab train new investigators has ended.
  • Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi recently returned from a trip to Taiwan where he talked about semiconductor chips.
  • The massive Inflation Reduction Act includes tax dollars for Black, brown and other farmers traditionally discriminated against by the federal government.
  • The Champaign City Council will vote Tuesday night on a proposal to name University Group as the developer of record for a half-acre lot at the corner of Third and Stoughton in Campustown. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about how doctors are keeping an eye on pediatric monkeypox cases as kids head back to school.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Mawa Iqbal, Dana Cronin and Farah Yousry.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a 2024 graduate of the University of Illinois. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter focusing on police and investigative stories.

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