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217 Today: Higher ed expert discusses new budget’s impact on Illinois college students

Friday, April 22, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois has received its second bond rating upgrade in a year.
  • Illinois is uniquely positioned to help mitigate the effects of climate change with carbon sequestration.
  • A University of Illinois graduate is describing what it’s like to cover Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • About 40 protesters held a rally Thursday at Parkland College in Champaign to demand the firing of a former Champaign police chief from his teaching position.

In today’s deep dive, a look at how the new state budget will affect Illinois college students.

Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Dana Cronin, Reginald Hardwick, Madison Holcomb and Peter Medlin.

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Brian Moline

Brian Moline

Brian Moline is the Managing Editor of Illinois Newsroom and host of Morning Edition for Illinois Public Media/WILL. He's been with WILL since 2015, after a long stint at WDWS-AM in Champaign where he covered both news and sports for more than a decade. If you have story or interview ideas, you can reach Brian at bmoline@illinois.edu.

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