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217 Today: State Senator Paul Faraci talks about his first month in office

State Senator Paul Faraci (D-Champaign) has completed his first month in office after being appointed to replace his friend, the late Scott Bennett.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Students at Parkland College will pay more for their classes starting this summer.
  • The Urbana Park District is commemorating Black History Month with an “I Have a Dream” quilt.
  • The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team topped Minnesota on Monday night in Champaign 78-69.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll talk with State Senator Paul Faraci about his reaction to the governor’s State of the State address and much more.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays and Nour Longi.


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Sydney Wood

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