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217 Today: Because of low wages, some SNAP-Ed workers require those programs themselves

Monday, October 3, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The Old State Capitol in Springfield is now part of the National Underground Railroad Network of Freedom, which recognizes sites as “significant” to helping African Americans escape slavery.
  • Uniting Pride held its annual pride parade and vendors fair this past weekend in downtown Urbana.
  • In a few months, the Unit 4 school board will vote on a new way to assign students to Champaign elementary schools.
  • The Fighting Illini football team improved to 4-1 on the season with a decisive 34-10 win at Wisconsin on Saturday.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about how people who work to help others access programs addressing food insecurity also need those programs themselves because of low wages.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Sydney Wood, Emily Hays and Dana Cronin.


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Sydney Wood

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