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217 Today: New report from C-U Citizen Access highlights causes of local gun violence

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A group of Illinois lawmakers tasked with expanding abortion rights is hoping to pass legislation before the end of the year.
  • Clinical trials show the antiviral Paxlovid can reduce the risk of COVID-related hospitalization and death by 89 percent, but a new report shows it’s being underutilized. 
  • Illinois’ 13th district congressional race is heating up as November approaches, and the Republican candidate scored an important endorsement this week.
  • COVID-19 continues to spread quickly on the University of Illinois Urbana campus at the start of the fall semester.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about a C-U Citizen Access report that looks at the causes of gun violence in Champaign.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Harrison Malkin and Reginald Hardwick.

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Sydney Wood

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