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217 Today: Career advancement opportunities may solve shortage of long-term care workers

Monday, October 31, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A lawsuit that seeks to stop mail-in ballot counting after Election Day in Illinois is still pending even though the election is less than two weeks away.
  • New legislation will provide a financial boost to Illinois Agritourism businesses.
  • Researchers at the University of Illinois said patients with neurological ailments could get a faster diagnosis thanks to new technology.
  • The Illinois football team is up to number 14 in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll released Sunday.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll look at whether career advancement opportunities could help with the shortage of long-term care workers.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Colin Schopp, Luis Velazquez and Dan Gorenstein.

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Sydney Wood

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