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217 Today: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Today’s headlines: 

  • A fourth labor group has now agreed to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees in congregate care settings.

  • Illinois educators rewrote their environmental literacy framework for the first time in a decade.

  • Carle Foundation Hospital will drop Aetna Medicare in January.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from two reporters from the Quad Cities covering the John Deere Strike– where more than 10,000 Illinois employees are on strike.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Peter Medlin, Emily Hays and the 21st Show.

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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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