The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022

Chestnut Health Systems in Bloomington.

Chestnut Health Systems in Bloomington. WGLT file photo

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022

Today's headlines:

  • A judge in Cook County Juvenile Court has found Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith in contempt for delays in placing two children in new homes.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new quarantine recommendations make sense, according to a University of Illinois virologist.

  • A recent Illinois law requires public universities and community colleges to provide free menstrual hygiene products like tampons and pads.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn how to fight the “post-holiday blues,” which could be worse than usual because of the ongoing pandemic.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Emily Hays, Peter Medlin and Eric Stock.