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217 Today: Backyard flock owners try to contain bird flu as infections sweep through the country

Friday, April 8, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Democrats say they’ve struck a budget deal and plan on passing it by the end of the day Friday.
  • The Champaign City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to remove the city’s licensing fees for massage businesses.
  • The Refugee Center continues to help its clients from Afghanistan to settle in Champaign-Urbana.
  • Some Black student leaders at the University of Illinois say they’re unhappy with the school’s response to Ku Klux Klan flyers that circulated around campus last week.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look at how the highly contagious bird flu that’s spreading across the country is affecting owners of backyard flocks. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Eunice Alpasan, Luis Velazques, Nour Longi and Katie Peikes.

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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