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217 Today: Vulnerable populations in Illinois struggle to gain access to COVID-19 treatments

Monday, Feb. 21, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Rantoul High School is using federal COVID-19 relief to establish teacher office hours to help students who are struggling.

  • Even though John Deere’s first-quarter earnings were down compared to a year ago, the Moline-based company still says they’re doing better than they expected despite a strike last year and higher material prices.

  • University of Missouri researchers are studying how music therapy for premature babies affects their long-term brain development.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about how vulnerable populations in Illinois are struggling to gain access to COVID-19 treatments that could keep them out of the hospital.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays, Herb Trix, Shahla Farzan and Kristen Schorsch.

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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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