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217 Today: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

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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.

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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