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217 Today: New Urbana bakery celebrates Mexican, Latin-American culture

Monday, January 30, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Demonstrations broke out across the country over the beating death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, including in Urbana.
  • A bill sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker would lift restrictions on Illinois residents who can’t change their names because of past crimes.
  • The University of Illinois Police Department has reported several financial scams targeting international students in recent months.
  • The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team bounced back from a loss on Thursday to top Michigan State on Sunday night 86-76 in Champaign.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about a new Urbana bakery that reflects Mexican and Latin-American culture.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Farrah Anderson and Luis Velazquez.

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Sydney Wood

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