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217 Today: Hall of Fame wide receiver returns to central Illinois to attend season opener, hold golf tournament

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • More than a million Illinois residents saddled with federal student loan debt may be eligible for some relief under a new executive order from President Joe Biden.
  • The mother of Illinois State University grad student Jelani Day said she’s had no time to find closure in the year since her son went missing and was later found dead in the Illinois River.
  • Illinois’ candidates for governor said renewable energy is part of the state’s future, but they disagree on when and how much.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing millions of dollars in helping what it calls “underserved producers.” The announcement comes on the heels of Congress repealing a promise of $4 billion in debt relief for farmers of color.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from former Illinois Hall of Fame wide receiver David Williams about this year’s team and his charity golf tournament.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Claudia Morrell, Eric Stock, Alex Degman, Dana Cronin and Reginald Hardwick.

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