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217 Today: Sickle cell patients face systemic racism and a crippling disease

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is relaunching a land conservation program for farmers, ranchers and other landowners in 68 counties.
  • Caterpillar did not receive or request any incentives to relocate its world headquarters from Illinois to Texas.That’s according to a corporate spokesperson.
  • Champaign is hosting its annual Juneteenth festival at Douglass Park on Saturday.
  • The Parkland College Board of Trustees could fill the vacancy created by the death of former U.S. Representative Tim Johnson at its meeting Wednesday night.

In today’s deep dive, sickle cell patients face a double whammy: systemic racism and a crippling disease.

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Brian Moline

Brian Moline is the Managing Editor of Illinois Newsroom and host of Morning Edition for Illinois Public Media/WILL. He's been with WILL since 2015, after a long stint at WDWS-AM in Champaign where he covered both news and sports for more than a decade. If you have story or interview ideas, you can reach Brian at bmoline@illinois.edu.

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