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217 Today: Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

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Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Republican congressman Rodney Davis currently sits alone in the new 15th Congressional District, but he hasn’t yet announced his 2022 election plans.

  • A new tool school districts could use might help their educators improve and get students back on track.

  • Champaign County’s Jail Facilities Committee voted Wednesday to make improvements on Urbana’s satellite jail as they prepare to close the county’s aging downtown jail due to safety concerns and staff shortages.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from ranchers who are starting their own beef processing plant in response to rising costs from large processers in the industry. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Tim Shelley, Peter Medlin, Mona Alrazzaq and Elizabeth Rembert.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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