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217 Today: Families of frontline healthcare workers reflect on the impact of the pandemic

Thursday, March 22, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Farmers around the world are encouraged to plant more wheat this year to offset expected losses from Russia and Ukraine. But, that won’t be easy for farmers in the Midwest.
  • The Illinois House approved a measure to send $2.7 billion to the state’s unemployment trust fund from COVID relief money. The Senate must approve it Thursday.
  • New court filings allege threats of retaliation, cocaine use and more “extravagant” spending by Reditus Labs CEO Aaron Rossi.
  • At a classical music performance Tuesday at the University of Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Faure Quartet’s version of “The Great Halls of Kiev” drew a noticeable reaction from the crowd.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll look at the effects of the pandemic on the families of frontline healthcare workers.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Dana Cronin, Alex Degman, Eric Stock, Nour Longi and Farah Yousry.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a 2024 graduate of the University of Illinois. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter focusing on police and investigative stories.

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