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217 Today: Enter a classroom using virtual reality in higher education

Friday, February 2, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • The Illinois Attorney General’s office has filed a lawsuit against companies that make PFAS – a highly toxic group of chemicals.
  • The Illinois Mental Health Task Force launched its action plan Thursday to help the large percentage of people in the court system who struggle with mental health.
  • The Piatt County Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously Thursday night against recommending a zoning permit for a wind turbine project. 
  • The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team lost at Michigan last night 74 to 57.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take you inside a classroom at Northern Illinois University that’s using virtual reality.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Indi Khera, Camryn Cutinello, Jim Meadows and Peter Medlin.

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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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