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217 Today: One community college is fighting the stigma of addiction in its community

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Starting next month, the Illinois Department of Public Health will scale back the way it contacts people about COVID-19 infection.
  • The white gunman who killed 10 African Americans in a supermarket in Buffalo was motivated by hate according to police and a 180-page document he allegedly published online.
  • Illinois’ gardeners should be on the lookout for “Jumping Worms” – an invasive species that jumps into the air when startled.
  • The Illinois Baseball team starts Big Ten Tournament play Wednesday night in Omaha, Nebraska.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn what one Illinois community college is doing to fight the stigma of addiction in its rural community.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Caroline Kubzansky, Emily Hays, Indi Khera 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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