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217 Today: The effects of bird flu were felt nationally. For one Iowa county, it was devastating

Monday, June 27, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois congresswoman Mary Miller is under fire for a racist comment her campaign says wasn’t intended.
  • Former President Donald Trump endorsed Darren Bailey in Illinois’ GOP gubernatorial primary.
  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is calling for a special legislative session to further protect abortion rights.
  • The Party for Socialism and Liberation in Champaign County organized a Friday evening in downtown Urbana in support of abortion rights that drew more than 100 people.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about the latest national outbreak of bird flu that devastated one northwest Iowa county.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Harrison Malkin and Katie Peikes.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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