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217 Today: High school students who speak multiple languages help promote COVID-19 vaccines

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Mike Madigan made his first appearance in federal court Wednesday to answer corruption charges.

  • Lawmakers have condemned anti-Semitic flyers anonymously distributed in Skokie and Chicago. 

  • A former U.S. ambassador to the former Soviet state of Georgia thinks Russian president Vladimir Putin will not use nuclear weapons.

  • The IHSA Boys State Basketball Tournament returns to Champaign for the first time since 1995 on Thursday. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how high school students who speak multiple languages are getting the word out about COVID-19 vaccines.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Maggie Strahan, Emily Hays and Carter Barrett.

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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