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217 Today: OSF Healthcare tests a new remote monitoring program to free up hospital beds

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • At a memorial service for State Senator Scott Bennett, those who knew him emphasized his ability to make friends in a field where lasting friendships are rare.
  • Three major holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa – are overlapping at the end of this month, which could mean further spread of illness.
  • A Kankakee County judge will hear oral arguments this Tuesday in a consolidated lawsuit against a provision in the so-called SAFE-T Act.
  • A Black Illinois homeowner claims State Farm Insurance commits covert racial discrimination in the way it processes claims.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from OSF Healthcare about its new remote monitoring program that aims to keep kids out of the hospital.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Mawa Iqbal, Charlie Schlenker and Tim Shelley.

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Sydney Wood

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