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217 Today: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Governor JB Pritzker has signed into law a ban on so-called dark money in judicial elections in Illinois.

  • Students and faculty at the University of Illinois and the University of Waterloo in Canada launched a satellite into orbit last month called CAPSat.

  • Illinois Public Media’s first News Brews and Beatz event was held Monday night in Champaign. The conversation centered around possible solutions to gun violence in the community.

  • The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team fell to 2-1 on the season with a 67-66 loss at Marquette last night. Illinois led by 12 points in the second half before faltering late.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear the second part of Big Ag U, an investigative series by Harvest Public Media and Investigate Midwest on corporate influence at public universities across the Midwest.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Mona Alrazzaq, Jim Meadows and Dana Cronin.

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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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