The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Harm reduction efforts in Illinois help keep people who use substances safe — and alive

Joe Trotter with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Dept.

Joe Trotter with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Dept. Illinois Public Media

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • Meteorologists say you need to prepare now for bitterly cold temperatures over the weekend.
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker is talking up the state’s economic achievements as the new year gets underway.
  • A new report released yesterday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation sheds light on children's well-being in Illinois.
  • Original works by LGBTQ+ people at the University of Illinois comprise the recently published “Pride of the Illini” project.

In today's deep dive, we'll learn about the fentanyl crisis in Illinois and the harm reduction efforts.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Mawa Iqbal, Peter Medlin, Owen Henderson and Brian Mackey.