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217 Today: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is set to officially announce his re-election bid Tuesday, ending months of speculation about a potential run for governor.

  • The shorthanded Fighting Illini men’s basketball team beat Notre Dame Monday night in the ACC-Big Ten challenge 82-72.

  • Wild turkey populations in Missouri and other states have taken a nosedive in the past decade, which has biologists and hunters worried. But this year, there was a small increase in baby turkeys.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about a program in Champaign County that helps young people get their high school diplomas while fixing public housing properties. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Rob McColley, Shahla Farzan and Emily Hays.

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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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