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217 Today: Rural communities grapple with food access amid lack of grocery stores

Students help run the Circle C Market in rural Cody, Nebraska, as part of classwork. As rural areas struggle to keep traditional grocery stores, some communities are finding other solutions.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Abortion is still legal in Illinois – but state representatives in the Illinois Freedom Caucus rallied on Monday against plans to open an abortion clinic in Danville.
  • Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi continues to advocate for changes at TikTok, despite push-back from fans of the social media app.
  • Many don’t know that the first enslaved person Abraham Lincoln freed was right here in Illinois. 
  • The Illinois House of Representatives passed a series of measures aimed to increase gender inclusion in the state.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about how some Midwestern communities are grappling with a lack of access to healthy food.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Farrah Anderson, Mae Antar, Katie O’Connell, Camryn Cutinello, and Aaron Bonderson.

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Sydney Wood

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