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217 Today: One nurse explains the toll of working through a pandemic for two years

Friday, Jan. 28, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring after nearly 30 years. President Joe Biden pledged during his campaign that he intends to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court.

  • A recent study finds that the teacher shortage in Illinois school districts has worsened.

  • Illinois lawmakers will hold a hearing Friday to talk about operational and financial problems at the state’s Department of Children and Family Services.

In today’s deep dive, a nurse in Bloomington-Normal tells us about the toll that the pandemic has taken as we approach two years of fighting COVID-19.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Faris, Luis Velazquez, Alex Degman and Sarah Nardi.

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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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