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217 Today: Pandemic could accelerate the decline of in-person farm shows

Monday, Feb. 28, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The Ukrainian Student Association at the University of Illinois held a rally Sunday for students to stand in solidarity with Ukraine after they were invaded by Russian forces.

  • Illinois’ indoor mask mandate is over in most places. As of Monday, the state is no longer requiring masks for private businesses like gyms, restaurants, bars and retail stores.

  • After more than a year of waiting, the mayor of Danville said casino developers finally have an appointment to see the Illinois Gaming Board.

  • The Illinois men’s basketball team kept its hopes alive for a Big Ten championship with a 93-85 win at Michigan Sunday.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear how the pandemic may have accelerated the decline of in-person farm shows.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Farrah Anderson, Alex Degman, Jim Meadows and Jonathan Ahl.

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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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