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217 Today: A conversation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture Director, Jerry Costello II

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A recent study places Illinois in an “extreme heat belt” in the next 30 years. 
  • Some Illinois families may need to re-apply for free and reduced cost meals heading into the new school year. 
  • The University of Illinois Police Department says it’s hired seven new officers needed to help Champaign Police patrol the Campustown area. 
  • The Champaign Unit 4 School District is relaxing some COVID-19 requirements for the new school year. 

In today’s deep dive, Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello II talks about how inflation and climate change are affecting farmers. 

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Brian Moline

Brian Moline

Brian Moline is the Managing Editor of Illinois Newsroom and host of Morning Edition for Illinois Public Media/WILL. He's been with WILL since 2015, after a long stint at WDWS-AM in Champaign where he covered both news and sports for more than a decade. If you have story or interview ideas, you can reach Brian at bmoline@illinois.edu.

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