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217 Today: Rural hospital closures hinder access to critical care

Monday, January 9, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Paul Faraci will be the next senator in Illinois’ 52nd District.
  • Nikki Budzinski is starting her first term in Congress as a member of the minority party, but she said she still hopes to work with Republicans on legislation that helps working people.
  • Illinois state senators passed a measure on Sunday giving themselves a nearly 20 percent pay raise.
  • The Fighting Illini basketball team defeated the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday afternoon 79-to-69.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at the consequences of rural hospital closures.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Jim Meadows, Colin Hislope and Sebastian Martinez Valdivia.

Sydney Wood

Sydney Wood

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