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217 Today: Penicillin shortage could endanger children with sickle cell disease

Monday, January 16, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois lawmakers were unable to pass a measure to limit how much interest pawn brokers can charge in this month’s lame-duck session.
  • The candidates on the April 4 ballot for mayor of Champaign have all been on the ballot before, including former mayor Don Gerard.
  • Champaign County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration continues Monday morning with the annual Unity Breakfast.
  • The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team has won three straight Big Ten Conference games after defeating the Michigan State Spartans on Friday night.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how a penicillin shortage could affect children with sickle cell disease.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Jim Meadows, Colin Hislope and Farah Yousry.

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Sydney Wood

Sydney Wood

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