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217 Today: When children with sickle cell disease grow up, they face a system not designed for them

Monday, July 11, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • An Illinois lawmaker wants to prevent minors who have hurt themselves or others — or tried to — from legally buying guns.
  • Illinois is receiving nearly five thousand doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine from the national stockpile.
  • A new coal mine planned for southeast Champaign County is no longer moving forward.
  • Two more Champaign County residents have died due to COVID-19. Both victims were females in their 70’s.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at the challenges facing people with sickle cell disease as they move into adulthood.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Sonal Soni, Dana Cronin and Farah Yousry.

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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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