217 Today: Rural vets struggle to pay off medical school debt |  Illinois Public Media

217 Today: Rural vets struggle to pay off medical school debt | Illinois Public Media

Monday, September 12, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Two Illinois lawmakers are proposing legislation that would create a wind farm off the shores of Lake Michigan.
  • University of Illinois officials reported 317 new cases of COVID-19 on the Urbana campus last week. This is far less than the previous week when there were more than a thousand new cases.
  • Latino students in particular stand to benefit from President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.
  • The defense was history on Saturday as the Illinois football team eliminated Virginia 24-3.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how rural vets are in short supply, and the heavy debt burden many carry from medical school doesn’t help.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Today’s reporting provided by Mawa Iqbal, Luis Velazquez and Xcaret Nuñez.

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