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217 Today: People who are incarcerated can face retaliation when they report staff sexual misconduct

Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Champaign teachers are willing to strike over Unit 4’s latest contract offer, which would extend the elementary school day by 50 minutes.

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday $220 million for projects to improve transit systems and ports outside of the Chicago area.

  • A new study suggests CBD, the non-psychoactive ingredient of the cannabis plant, can block COVID-19.

  • A Champaign firefighter is in severe but stable condition at a local hospital after helping to contain a fire at a house on Flora Drive Wednesday afternoon.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about how people who are incarcerated can face retaliation when they report staff sexual misconduct. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays, Eric Schmid, Michael Puente, Lauren Bavis and Jake Harper.

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Farrah Anderson

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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