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217 Today: Friday, Jul 23, 2021

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Friday, July 23, 2012

Today’s headlines:

  • A new court filing contains previously unknown details about alleged sexual misconduct against a Chicago Blackhawks player by an assistant coach in 2010.

  • Our global food supply is at risk due to the rise in infectious diseases, according to a new study from the University of Illinois, which focused on diseases affecting plants and animals. 

  • There is a love-hate relationship with dandelions even though they have many benefits.

  • Matthew Henson will be Champaign’s interim police chief when Anthony Cobb steps down on August 6.

In today’s deep dive, a conversation with one WILL’s news production interns, who spoke with some theater operators about their plans for reopening in the next couple of months.

Reporting today contributed by Tony Arnold, Mikah Walker, Dana Cronin, Jim Meadows and Brian Moline.

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

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Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay is the producer intern for the Illinois Public Media/WILL morning podcast 217 Today. She started at WILL in 2021 after contributing to the Illinois Student Newsroom in her audio journalism class. She is from the northwest side of Chicago and is a senior journalism student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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