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217 Today: Monday, July 26, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said he will be taking his wife and some friends to Lollapalooza in Chicago this weekend. That comes as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

  • A bill aimed at preventing maternal mortality by changing emergency department and insurance policies is awaiting Governor J.B. Pritzker’s signature.

  • In northern Illinois, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency confirms the presence of elevated concentrations of metals in groundwater at the former Beloit Corporation Superfund Site in Rockton.

  • Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger says he will “work diligently” “to get to the truth” as a member of a House Select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building.

In today’s deep dive, a conversation with a professor at the University of Chicago who discusses a new study about Medicaid. The study explores some of the challenges doctors face when trying to get paid for health care services.

Reporting today contributed by Tony Arnold, Maureen McKinney, Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, Jim Meadows and Christine Herman.

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Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay is a senior journalism student at the University of Illinois. She’s a senior producer for the Illinois Student Newsroom and regularly covers arts and culture, education, and social justice issues affecting local communities. Along with her work for WILL, she was also the buzz Editor at The Daily Illini and hosts an arts and culture radio talkshow on WPGU 107.1 F.M.

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