217 Today: A nurse reflects on starting her career during the COVID-19 pandemic one year later
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker vetoed a bill that would have required school districts to give paid time off for COVID-related absences. But, the governor has agreed with teachers unions to introduce similar legislation.
More than 350 Champaign teachers rallied Monday over contract negotiations, and they’ll vote Wednesday about authorizing a strike over whether Champaign Unit 4 Schools should extend the elementary school day.
As businesses continue to grapple with widespread labor shortages, one Illinois researcher suggests they take a closer look at the labor reserve of people who would join the workforce under different conditions.
In today's deep dive, we'll check in with a nurse one year after graduating from nursing school and starting her career in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Susie An, Emily Hays, Tim Shelley and Peter Medlin.