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217 Today: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker has ended speculation about his political future. The governor says he will seek another term.

  • School districts are trying to figure out the best approach to having students and staff back in the classroom this fall.

  • An American Legion post in north Champaign was the scene of gun violence earlier this month, with one person killed and four others injured. Monday night, members of the community gathered there to ask questions and look for solutions.

  • Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis is one of five Republicans nominated to serve on the House select committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

In today’s deep dive, we hear from we hear from the authors of a new book about how to create a slice of prairie in your backyard.

Reporting today contributed by Sean Crawford, Jim Meadows and Tim Shelley.

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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Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay is the producer intern for the Illinois Public Media/WILL morning podcast 217 Today. She started at WILL in 2021 after contributing to the Illinois Student Newsroom in her audio journalism class. She is from the northwest side of Chicago and is a senior journalism student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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