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217 Today: Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021

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Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Electric utility Commonwealth Edison says it’ll voluntarily issue a $21 million refund to customers after it admitted former executives and lobbyists engaged in a years-long bribery scheme.

  • With colder months ahead, there’s more farmers can do to protect their fields for future seasons. 

  • The Champaign City Council voted Tuesday night to install automated license-plate readers in parts of the city.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with one of the developers of a new curriculum that teaches Illinois middle school students about electricity.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Dana Cronin and Charrice Jones.

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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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