217 Today: Providing free rides could help people in addiction recovery

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Today’s headlines:

  • The FBI’s seizure of material from former President Donald Trump’s Florida home is becoming an issue in the Illinois governor’s race.
  • Illinois US Senator Dick Durbin, says he was “stunned” by Monday’s news that federal agents had raided the home of former President Donald Trump.
  • Just a few days after issuing an apology for a 2017 video where he compared abortion with the Holocaust, Republican nominee for governor Darren Bailey is doubling down on those remarks.
  • Last weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas, Congresswoman Mary Miller reiterated her support for the “Safety and Opportunity for Girls Act,” a bill she introduced in February of 2021.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll look at the transportation challenges that people in addiction recovery face, along with efforts to mitigate these issues by providing free rides.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Hannah Meisel, Harrison Malkin and Darian Benson.

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