The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Monday, July 26, 2021


National Cancer Institute

Monday, July 26, 2021

Today's headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said he will be taking his wife and some friends to Lollapalooza in Chicago this weekend. That comes as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

  • A bill aimed at preventing maternal mortality by changing emergency department and insurance policies is awaiting Governor J.B. Pritzker’s signature.

  • In northern Illinois, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency confirms the presence of elevated concentrations of metals in groundwater at the former Beloit Corporation Superfund Site in Rockton.

  • Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger says he will “work diligently” “to get to the truth” as a member of a House Select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building.

In today's deep dive, a conversation with a professor at the University of Chicago who discusses a new study about Medicaid. The study explores some of the challenges doctors face when trying to get paid for health care services.

Reporting today contributed by Tony Arnold, Maureen McKinney, Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, Jim Meadows and Christine Herman.