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217 Today: Rural hospital closures hinder access to critical care

Monday, January 9, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Paul Faraci will be the next senator in Illinois’ 52nd District.
  • Nikki Budzinski is starting her first term in Congress as a member of the minority party, but she said she still hopes to work with Republicans on legislation that helps working people.
  • Illinois state senators passed a measure on Sunday giving themselves a nearly 20 percent pay raise.
  • The Fighting Illini basketball team defeated the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday afternoon 79-to-69.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at the consequences of rural hospital closures.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Jim Meadows, Colin Hislope and Sebastian Martinez Valdivia.

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Sydney Wood

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