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217 Today: Sickle cell disease creates barriers for men and women to access fertility treatments

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A new report highlights the mountain of work ahead to make banking in Illinois more racially equitable.
  • There’s less than a week until the primary election, and the newly drawn 13th Congressional district is Democratic-leaning, but far from decided.
  • Conservative gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey is feeling optimistic about his campaign.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear how sickle cell disease can affect fertility in both men and women and how many find they are unable to access fertility treatments to have children.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Harrison Malkin and Farah Yousry.

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Severe storms possible Thursday evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.