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217 Today: Indiana may mandate devices in schools to prevent cardiac arrests among students

Julie West holds a poster of her son, Jake, inside the Indiana Statehouse on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Jake died from an undetected heart condition, and collapsed while playing football at his school.

Monday, April 10, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Democratic officials are condemning House Republicans in Tennessee for expelling two Black lawmakers Thursday.
  • The City of Carbondale made history last week by electing the first out transgender person to serve on a city council in Illinois.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy recently renewed the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation at the University of Illinois for an additional five years of research.
  • The defendants in the ComEd bribery trial are finally about to get their say.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how some states may mandate how schools respond to cardiac arrest and why that decision is more complicated than it seems.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Piper Pascarella, Camryn Cutinello, Dave McKinney, and Elizabeth Gabriel.

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