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217 Today: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois lawmakers are scheduled to return to Springfield Wednesday for an abbreviated start to the session. Leaders canceled two days of session this week because of concerns over rising COVID-19 cases.

  • A northern Illinois health expert says most individuals forget about their mental health when making resolutions for the new year.

  • As COVID-19 hospitalizations reach a pandemic high, Carle Health has decided to delay non-emergency procedures.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear the third and final story in a series from Side Effects Public Media on how the pandemic continues to affect rural towns with meatpacking plants.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Tony Arnold, Yvonne Boose, Emily Hays and Natalie Krebs.

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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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