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217 Today: Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

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.

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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