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217 Today: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Since Illinois launched its legal sports betting industry nearly two years ago, in-state college teams have been off limits to bettors. But, that would change under legislation moving through Springfield this week.

  • The White House announced Gregory Harris will be its nominee for U.S. Attorney for the central district of Illinois. The 46-county district includes Champaign-Urbana, Danville and Decatur.

  • A labor shortage at U.S. factories is making it hard for the Champaign school district to find school lunch ingredients.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear Illinois Newsroom’s Reginald Hardwick conversation with two people who are documenting the next generation of news outlets. This is part of our continuing coverage this week looking at “Who’s in Charge of The News?”

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Ryan Denham, Emily Hays and Reginald Hardwick.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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