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217 Today: States cracking down on abortion have high maternal mortality rates and gaps in rural care

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is out of COVID-19 isolation after testing negative, he said in a tweet on Sunday.
  • The state of Illinois earned $445 million in tax revenue from legal marijuana sales last fiscal year.
  • A new coalition of small nonprofits aims to tackle gun violence in Champaign County.
  • The Champaign County Fair opened its gates Friday evening, welcoming its 169th anniversary after being canceled two years ago due to the pandemic. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear how some physicians are sounding the alarm about the consequences of abortion restrictions on pregnant people in rural areas.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman, Emily Hays, Sydney Wood and Aprile Rickert.


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Sydney Wood

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