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217 Today: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Attorneys for a woman who alleges she was raped by a Lyft driver in Chicago are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to overturn a state law that shields ride share companies from liability.

  • Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is trying to find the owners of 11 unclaimed Purple Hearts.

  • It’s been almost two weeks since the F-D-A authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11. In that time, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District has vaccinated roughly 1,250 kids.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll head to the St. Louis area to see how scientists are working to discover new tick-borne illnesses.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Caroline Kubzansky, Emily Hays and Shahla Farzan.

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

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Farrah Anderson

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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