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217 Today: How Biden’s student loan forgiveness helps some Illinois grads move forward

The Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb.

The Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb. Austin Hansen, Ross Beach/WNIJ

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Today's headlines:

  • On Monday, Governor J.B. Pritzker told Rock Island County Democrats that Illinois is "the most pro-labor state in the country, and it will remain that way" during the Democrats' annual Salute to Labor in East Moline.
  • The Inflation Reduction Act revived the national conversation around insulin prices. 
  • A kinesiology professor at the University of Illinois recently explored how Latin Dance can benefit the memory of older Latinos.
  • On Tuesday, Students will return to class on the University of Illinois Urbana campus after the holiday weekend amid high COVID case numbers.

In today's deep dive, we'll hear about the impact of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan on the economy and everyday people with student debt.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Herb Trix, Mitch Legan, Luis Velazquez and Peter Medlin.