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217 Today: Gas stoves are feeling the heat after study shows link to asthma

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is seeking more information about revisions to a national high school course on African American History that were released yesterday. 
  • Governor Pritzker signed legislation last week setting new standards for wind and solar farms that county boards must follow.
  • The University of Illinois opened a new international office in Mexico last September.
  • A used bookstore in the Champaign Public Library basement is opening a new space to host after-school programming for teenagers.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at the relationship between gas stoves and childhood asthma. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Jim Meadows, Luis Velazquez, Sydney Wood and Lyndsey Jones. 


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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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