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217 Today: Illinois Congressman Eric Sorensen is ‘optimistic’ Congress can pass a new farm bill

In this photo taken in March 2008, a grain transport truck is loaded with corn in Curran, Ill.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker is joining 19 other Democratic governors in launching what they say is a non-partisan coalition to protect and expand reproductive rights.
  • Remote work may offer rural America an opportunity to draw new residents who otherwise might not consider living there.
  • During his state of the state address, Governor J.B. Pritzker proposed $20 million to increase grocery store access. 
  • New leadership is coming to Urbana High School.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from new Illinois congressman Eric Sorensen, who will talk about the chances of getting a new farm bill passed by September.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Camryn Cutinello, Tim Shelley, Sarah Nardi, Emily Hays and Eric Stock.

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Sydney Wood

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