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217 Today: Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration is pushing to make additional state funding for Illinois nursing homes contingent on facilities solving staffing issues.

  • The mother of Jelani Day says she is working hard to learn how and why her son was killed.

  • Higher fertilizer prices are pushing up the cost of growing food.

  • Four more Champaign County residents with COVID-19 have died, pushing the county’s death toll over 200 from the virus.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from a criminal justice sciences expert who says the absence of information in the Jelani Day case has not served the public well.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Reginald Hardwick, Dana Cronin and Charlie Schlenker.

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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