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217 Today: Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike resigns after three years

Monday, March 14, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says he agrees with the Biden Administration’s move to expand economic sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
  • The lack of minority-owned businesses with contracts from the City of Urbana raised concerns in a recent city council meeting.
  • The Illini men’s basketball team will travel to Pittsburgh to play the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the NCAA Tournament’s first round.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look at Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike’s tenure, and how she helped people of all stripes navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Joe Deacon, Luis Velasquez, Rob McColley, and Alex Degman.

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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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