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217 Today: Democrat Tammy Duckworth seeks second term in Illinois Senate race against Republican challenger Kathy Salvi

Monday, October 17, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Democratic Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has a commanding lead over Republican Darren Bailey in a new WBEZ/Chicago Sun-Times poll.
  • Despite county clerks being swamped with Freedom of Information requests about election security, no one from the public showed up to a Q&A and voting machine demo over the weekend in Bloomington.
  • The fall harvest continues in Illinois, but the USDA is preparing for smaller crops because of drought.
  • The Fighting Illini football team defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday afternoon 26-14.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at the race for U.S. Senate in Illinois, where Democrat Tammy Duckworth is seeking a second term against Republican challenger Kathy Salvi.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Colleen Reynolds, Harrison Malkin, Colin Hislope and Dan Mihalopoulos.

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