Monday, Jan. 10, 2022
Public Health officials reported nearly 1600 new COVID-19 cases in Champaign County over the weekend. The number of active cases has topped 7000 for the first time.
Cannabis sales in Illinois doubled in 2021 – the second year since cannabis became recreationally legal.
New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows a 20 percent decline in grocery, specialty food and convenience stores in rural areas over a six-year period.
Students in the Danville school district will be back in-person Tuesday after three days of remote learning last week. The district went remote after nearly 60 teachers, bus drivers and other district staff tested positive for COVID-19.
In today’s deep dive, a look back at the early days of WILL-AM, which turns 100 years old this year.
217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Dana Cronin, Jonathan Ahl, Tinisha Spain and Jim Meadows.