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217 Today: Monday, Dec. 6, 2021

Monday, Dec. 6, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • An Illinois prisoner who lost his leg after getting inadequate treatment for a yearlong infection will get $400,000 from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

  • University of Illinois scientists recently confirmed dicamba-resistant waterhemp plants in a central Illinois soybean field — meaning that it’s becoming increasingly difficult for farmers to control weeds in their fields. 

  • University of Illinois officials say they plan to close the undergraduate library in the summer of 2022 and split its resources among four other libraries on campus.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about a community in Central Illinois that appears to be reducing the racial disparities in traffic stops. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Dana Cronin, Justin Malone and Eric Stock.


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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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