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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.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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