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

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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.

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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