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217 Today: ‘Living room’ approach aims to plug gaps in mental health services

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois State Police will start keeping clear and present danger reports to prevent some people from obtaining a Firearm Owners’ ID.
  • The Catholic healthcare provider OSF HealthCare will only cover fertility treatments for its married, opposite-sex workers.
  • The Urbana City Council is considering whether to allow a second plasma collection center to settle in the city at a former Save-a-Lot grocery store.
  • Last week, the Urbana and Champaign fire departments worked together to complete their bi-annual high-rise training session at Sherman Hall in Champaign.


In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about the “living room” approach – a potential solution to fill the need for more in-person mental health crisis services.


217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Kristen Schorsch, Harrison Malkin, Sydney Wood and Emily Hays. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Tim Shelley, Emily Hays, Sydney Wood and Carter Barrett.

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