217 Today: Rural hospital closures hinder access to critical care
Monday, January 9, 2023
- Paul Faraci will be the next senator in Illinois’ 52nd District.
- Nikki Budzinski is starting her first term in Congress as a member of the minority party, but she said she still hopes to work with Republicans on legislation that helps working people.
- Illinois state senators passed a measure on Sunday giving themselves a nearly 20 percent pay raise.
- The Fighting Illini basketball team defeated the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday afternoon 79-to-69.
In today's deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at the consequences of rural hospital closures.
217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Jim Meadows, Colin Hislope and Sebastian Martinez Valdivia.