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217 Today: Monday, July 26, 2021

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said he will be taking his wife and some friends to Lollapalooza in Chicago this weekend. That comes as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

  • A bill aimed at preventing maternal mortality by changing emergency department and insurance policies is awaiting Governor J.B. Pritzker’s signature.

  • In northern Illinois, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency confirms the presence of elevated concentrations of metals in groundwater at the former Beloit Corporation Superfund Site in Rockton.

  • Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger says he will “work diligently” “to get to the truth” as a member of a House Select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building.

In today’s deep dive, a conversation with a professor at the University of Chicago who discusses a new study about Medicaid. The study explores some of the challenges doctors face when trying to get paid for health care services.

Reporting today contributed by Tony Arnold, Maureen McKinney, Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, Jim Meadows and Christine Herman.

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

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Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay is the producer intern for the Illinois Public Media/WILL morning podcast 217 Today. She started at WILL in 2021 after contributing to the Illinois Student Newsroom in her audio journalism class. She is from the northwest side of Chicago and is a senior journalism student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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