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Statewide: Illinois businesses are feeling the supply chain crunch

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The disruption in the global supply chain means a lot of businesses and entrepreneurs are unable to fully restock their supplies, creating limited inventories. The cost of items is also going up. We'll hear how some businesspeople are coping right here in Illinois.

For years, the federal government has pushed rules to redefine a body of water. Many landowners have pushed back. We have a report on the current status.

Those stories and more on this episode of Statewide.

* Claudia Morell of WBEZ looks at the supply chain shortage and its impact in Illinois.

* Dave McKinney brings us an update on an infamous email that eluded to a mysterious sexual assault. A former state worker is speaking out.

* Kristen Schorsch has an excerpt of her series on Chicago's Mercy Hospital, the oldest in the city.

* Harvest Public Media's Jonathon Ahl reports on changes that are again placing farmers and environmentalists at odds.

* WGLT's Eric Stock has the story of a Black student from Illinois State University whose body was found in the Illinois River. His family wants answers.

* A report from Side Effects Public Media examines how one community is trying to raise awareness of the opioid fentanyl in an effort to save lives.

* WNIJ's Yvonne Boose tells us how one couple has used the forced isolation of the pandemic to focus on an old fashioned way of communicating.

* Eric Schmid reports on the town of O'Fallon, near St. Louis, and how redistricting will impact the city.

* Charlie Schlenker talks with congressman Rodney Davis. While there has been speculation he might run for governor, Davis explains why he's chosen to seek re-election.

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