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SNAP benefits to return to pre-pandemic levels and other top stories | First Listen

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  • SNAP benefits to return to pre-pandemic levels
  • Air service from Springfield to Dallas will end in June
  • The number of children treated for gunshot wounds at St. Louis Children's Hospital increases 50 percent in first two years of pandemic
  • Prosecutors asking for additional time to take their case against the father of the Highland Park mass shooting suspect to a grand jury
  • Tuition going up at U of I Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses
  • ALPLM's Chris Wills talks about preparations to celebrate Black History Month and Lincoln's birthday
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