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217 Today: Vertical farming provides year-round produce but with a larger carbon footprint

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker says the statewide indoor mask mandate is ending on Feb, 28 in most places. Masks will still be required on public transportation, in hospitals and in K-12 schools.

  • Illinois Republicans aren’t happy the governor plans on February 28th to lift the statewide indoor mask mandate for almost everyone but children in K to 12 schools.

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker appeared with University of Illinois students Wednesday to promote his proposal to spend 25% more next year for grants for low-income college students.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about vertical farming and its potential problems for the climate. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Emily Hays and Katie Peikes.

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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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