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217 Today: University of Illinois expands how it responds to mental health crises

University of Illinois Officer Zachary White, Detective Tara Hurless and Officer Joshua Fisher play with therapy K-9s Rosie and Kirby at the “Kick the Stigma” event on May 1. UIUC utilizes therapy dogs at community events as a part of its REACH program.
Monday, May 8, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Contract talks between the administration and faculty members at Western Illinois University are sounding positive so far.
  • Whether it’s an air freshener or a Catholic rosary, soon it may no longer be illegal in Illinois to hang objects from your rearview mirror.
  • OSF Healthcare has signed a letter of intent to allow them to acquire the beleaguered St. Margaret’s Hospital in Peru.
  • Many businesses are still trying to recover from the effects of COVID-19.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about the University of Illinois’ expanding mental health and policing program.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood.  Reporting today contributed by Rich Egger, Mawa Iqbal, Isabela Nieto, Yvonne Boose and Elissa Eaton.

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Sydney Wood

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