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217 Today: Long COVID patients join a chronic illness community seeking answers

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Republicans get their day in the sun Thursday at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. 
  • Illinois Senate President Don Harmon says lawmakers have not reached a consensus on the bills they would propose in a possible special legislative session. 
  • A conservative Christian group held a meeting in Decatur Tuesday, targeting the city’s public school system. 
  • Police in Pakistan have arrested a University of Illinois professor and charged him with treason. 

In today’s deep dive, chronic illness patients hope the money being poured into studying long COVID will have a wider benefit. 

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Brian Moline

Brian Moline

Brian Moline is the Managing Editor of Illinois Newsroom and host of Morning Edition for Illinois Public Media/WILL. He's been with WILL since 2015, after a long stint at WDWS-AM in Champaign where he covered both news and sports for more than a decade. If you have story or interview ideas, you can reach Brian at bmoline@illinois.edu.

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