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217 Today: Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • It’s been one year since the attack on the U.S. Capitol building. Illinois U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth said she still remembers the events of that day vividly.

  • Illinois Republicans are blaming Democrats in Springfield for not replacing a departing legislative watchdog.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has halved the number of days of isolation for those sick with COVID-19. But, Illinois school districts have not made that change yet.

  • The University of Illinois system will now require COVID-19 booster shots to be on campus.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll ride along on a Rockford school bus where they’ve been dealing with a shortage of bus drivers all year.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Emily Hays and Peter Medlin.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a 2024 graduate of the University of Illinois. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter focusing on police and investigative stories.

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