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217 Today: All-time leading scorer for Illini basketball discusses current team before Big Ten Tournament

Friday, March 11, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • State lawmakers are considering a tax credit of up to $2000 per worker for employers who hire workers who are in recovery from serious mental illness or substance abuse.

  • The oil and gas industry in southern Illinois will be increasing production in response to global demand and the ban on Russian oil imports.

  • A highly pathogenic strain of bird flu has been detected in wild geese in Illinois.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with the leading scorer in Illinois men’s basketball history about this year’s Illini team ahead of the Big Ten Tournament.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Caroline Kubzansky, Steph Whiteside and Dana Cronin.

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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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