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217 Today: Restoring America’s Wildlife Act could accelerate nationwide conservation efforts

Friday, December 16, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois’ unemployment rate rose by a tenth of a percentage point to 4.7% in November, but the number of non-farm jobs also rose during that period by 17,500.
  • Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker celebrated the passage of the Workers’ Rights Amendment on Thursday.
  • Those looking for a Christmas tree for the holidays have options, but some trees are easier to find in Illinois than others.
  • A Champaign man has been arraigned on five felony counts, including alleged burglary and arson at the Original Pancake House restaurant.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about landmark conservation legislation that is awaiting action in the U.S. Senate.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Mawa Iqbal, Luis Velazquez and Lyndsey Jones.

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Sydney Wood

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