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217 Today: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021

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Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Department of Public Health Director Ngozi Ezike says there’s still not a lot known about the omicron variant of COVID-19 and is urging Illinois residents to remain calm.

  • With the help of the Champaign County Board, C-U at Home is looking to create new shelters for the homeless.

  • This holiday season, Miss Market, a Champaign-based group that highlights women-owned businesses nationally, is working with “Visit Champaign County” to promote those businesses here. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from Republican U.S. Representative Rodney Davis, who is running for re-election in the newly drawn Illinois 15th Congressional District.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Luis Velazquez, Mona Alrazzaq and Charlie Schlenker.

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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