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217 Today: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

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Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

Today’s headlines: 

  • Governor JB Pritzker signed an executive order on Monday declaring gun violence a public health crisis in Illinois.

  • lllinois’ economic growth slowed down in October, according to the University of Illinois Flash Index.

  • Upperclassmen at Champaign’s Centennial High School have mentored freshmen for the past seven years. So, when this fall brought nearby gunfire and social media threats, many freshmen turned to their mentors for answers. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll speak with Illinois Newsroom’s Emily Hays about her findings from the Illinois State Board of Education’s annual report card for schools. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Jim Meadows 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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