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217 Today: Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Representative Adam Kinzinger was the only Republican member of Congress from Illinois who voted to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the January 6th attack on the US Capitol.

  • African-American enrollment in the University of Illinois system has inched up in recent years, but it’s still far from representative of the state as a whole.

  • For the second time this year, Champaign County has a new district map for next year’s election.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look at Illinois’ progress on getting 1 million new electric vehicles on the roads.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Susan Stephens, Emily Hays, Jim Meadows and Caroline Kubzansky.

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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