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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

217 Today: Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois may start offering tax incentives to electric vehicle manufacturers as part of its bid to build up its green energy industry.

  • Champaign-Urbana community members are looking for solutions to gun violence through local aid organizations.

  • A post on the Justice for Jelani Day Facebook page says today’s scheduled burial is being postponed because of the investigation into the grad student’s disappearance and death.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll speak with Illinois Newsroom’s Dana Cronin to learn more about two animals recently declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that once called Illinois home.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Caroline Kubzansky, Charrice Jones, Reginald Hardwick, and Dana Cronin.

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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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Severe storms possible Thursday evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.