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217 Today: Midwest citizens could be forced to travel for abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Friday, May 13, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A new state audit outlines several failures at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
  • University of Illinois scientists played a role in capturing the first-ever image of the massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
  • A world champion soccer coach is the featured speaker at Saturday’s commencement ceremony on the University of Illinois Urbana campus.
  • A total lunar eclipse will be visible across the region on Sunday evening as the Earth, sun and moon align.

In today’s deep dive, we head to Kentucky to see how overturning Roe v. Wade would affect people in that state as well as Illinois just to its north.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Mark LeBien, Shalah Farzan and Aprile Rickert.

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Farrah Anderson

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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