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217 Today: Candlelight vigil honors lives of two high school students

Hundreds of spectators gathered for a prayer vigil at Lewis Field in Fairbury on Saturday night to honor the lives of Drew Fehr and Dylan Bazzell, who died in a ski-related accident last Sunday.

Wednesday, March 21, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • A junior High teacher in McLean County has resigned amid an uproar from parents.
  • As of Saturday, miniature artworks now line the walls of The Literary as part of its “Tiny Art Show.”
  • The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit alleging a coal-fired power plant in downstate Washington County is violating the Clean Air Act.
  • The Illinois House says “yes” to full-day kindergarten in all Illinois schools

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about a candlelight vigil held at Prairie Central High School in Livingston County on Saturday to honor the lives of two students.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Piotr Fedczuk, India Khera, Katie O’Connell, and Eric Stock.

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Sydney Wood

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