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217 Today: Northern Illinois man uses woodworking to help veterans in need

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Five Republicans running for Illinois governor shared a stage downstate last night with one empty chair.
  • A federal jury has convicted an Illinois correctional officer of beating an elderly prisoner to death.
  • Travelers are no longer required to wear masks in airports or train stations in Illinois.
  • A program designed to fight homelessness and food insecurity in Champaign County is expanding its efforts.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how one northern Illinois man is using his love of woodworking to help veterans in need. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed byDave McKinney, Rob Wildeboer, Emily Hays, Hannah Lonergan and Yvonne Boose.

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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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