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217 Today: Additional federal money is coming for abandoned mine sites

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois’ record-breaking COVID-19 surge is showing no signs of easing.

  • The University of Illinois is expecting another surge of COVID-19 cases as students return to Champaign-Urbana.

  • Police in Urbana say two teenagers are under arrest in the killing of a ride-share driver.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about abandoned mines across Illinois and how federal money could help mitigate and redevelop these sites.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Emily Hays, Reginald Hardwick, and Tim Shelley.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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