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217 Today: Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

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Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

Today’s headlines: 

  • More than 10,000 John Deere workers at plants in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas went on strike Thursday after their union contract ran out at midnight.

  • A 20-year-old Champaign man was arraigned Thursday for a deadly mass shooting that occurred in Champaign in July.

  • Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is one of the first transit agencies to adopt zero-emissions technology using sunlight and water to power two new buses.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll get an inside look at how the Delta variant of COVID-19 has made hospitalized patients younger and sicker.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Elizabeth Rembert, Reginald Hardwick, Emily Hays and Natalie Krebs.

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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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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