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217 Today: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021

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Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger is retiring after Illinois Democrats drew him into a new 16th district with fellow GOP incumbent Darin LaHood.

  • University of Illinois service workers Union members protested Wednesday to raise wages and fill vacant positions– including a five dollar per hour raise. 

  • The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is hosting Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages five through eleven. Appointments can be scheduled through OSF HealthCare online.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll get a sneak peek at “Fun Home,” the latest production from Lyric Theatre at Illinois. It opens Thursday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Tim Shelley and Emily Hays.

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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