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217 Today: New community news outlets fill the void of local news coverage in the Midwest

Monday, Jan. 24, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Two abortion clinics in the St. Louis Metro East have launched a regional logistics center to increase access and will offer travel and financial assistance to any patient that needs it.

  • Illinois Secretary of State offices, including driver services facilities, will resume in-person services this week.

  • Billions of dollars dedicated to conservation farming are in limbo with the stalling of the Biden administration’s latest spending bill.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about new community news outlets that are popping up to help fill the void in areas where local news options are scarce.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Eric Schmid, Dana Cronin and Rich Egger.

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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