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217 Today: Supreme Court ruling could reduce wetland protections

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • A survey of public schools across Illinois found nearly 4 out of 5 districts reported a shortage of teachers this year.
  • A group of Illinois lawmakers and representatives from business and local government will study warehouse safety over the next two years.
  • This is the first year elementary and high schools in Illinois are required to teach a unit on Asian American history.
  • The union representing Caterpillar employees at facilities in Illinois and Pennsylvania overwhelmingly authorized a strike on Friday as negotiations on a new contract continue.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look at the state of wetlands in the Midwest now and in the future.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Char Daston, Will Bauer, Emily Hays, Tim Shelley and Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco.


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