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217 Today: Listen to the voice of Langston Hughes recorded by WILL over 60 years ago

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker is fighting a Sangamon County judge’s decision late last week that found Illinois’ K-12 school mask mandate is an overstep of the governor’s executive authority.

  • Danville School District 118 students are still required to wear masks when they return to their classrooms Tuesday.

  • A clinic for addiction and mental health treatment could open in Danville High School by the end of March.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear the voice of the late poet Langston Hughes as a part of WILL’s centennial celebration.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Emily Hays and Jim Meadows.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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