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217 Today: Treatment facilities for children with severe mental illness struggle to find staff

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • To mark the end of mask mandates for many Illinois residents which ended Monday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker stopped by Navy Pier mask free. 

  • A small group of University of Illinois students met with the state’s lieutenant governor Monday about the teacher shortage.

  • The Champaign City Council approved a new program that will soon be hiring city workers to act as liaisons between residents and the city.

  • For the second time recently, anti-Semitic flyers have been distributed in Champaign-Urbana.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about how treatment facilities for children with severe mental illness are struggling to hire enough workers.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Emily Hays, Sydney Wood, Dylan Peers McCoy, and Carter Barrett.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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