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217 Today: Rural veterinarians struggle to pay off medical school debt

Monday, September 12, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Two Illinois lawmakers are pushing legislation that would create a wind farm off the shores of Lake Michigan.
  • University of Illinois officials reported 317 new COVID-19 cases on the Urbana campus last week. That’s much lower than the week before when there were more than one thousand new cases.
  • Latino students are expected to particularly benefit from President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.
  • Defense was the story on Saturday as the Illinois football team shut down Virginia 24-3.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how rural veterinarians are in short supply, and the heavy debt load many carry from medical school isn’t helping.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Luis Velazquez and Xcaret Nuñez.

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