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217 Today: 2nd District Republican candidate Thomas Lynch talks gun control and abortion ahead of the midterm election

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Conservative mega-donor Richard Uihlien has thrown another $13.9 million into the Illinois governor’s race.
  • COVID-19 is spreading in Illinois at its lowest rate in months. But state public health officials are preparing for a possible surge in cases this fall and winter.
  • Parents rallied at a Unit 4 Board of Education meeting in Champaign on Monday to oppose changes in the elementary school selection process.
  • Last week, OSF Healthcare employees and religious leaders celebrated the Heart of Mary Medical Center’s 100-year anniversary.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from Republican Thomas Lynch, who is attempting to unseat incumbent Democrat Robin Kelly in Illinois’ second congressional district.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Jim Meadows, Emily Hays, Nour Longi and Harrison Malkin.

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