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217 Today: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021

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Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker wants to increase Medicaid reimbursements to nursing homes in Illinois for the fourth time in recent years —something the state’s long-term care facility industry has been begging for. But, Illinois’ largest nursing home trade group has big objections to the plan.

  • Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is urging children in grades four through 12 to participate in the 2022 “Letters About Literature in Illinois.”

  • A defense attorney from Illinois fears vigilantes will be emboldened by the not-guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll head to Columbia, Missouri to see how they are trying to counter the continuing rise in opioid overdose deaths.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Yvonne Boose, Reginald Hardwick and Sebastián Martínez Valdivia.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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