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217 Today: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

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Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • The Chicago Rockford International Airport announced Tuesday that it’s limiting access into the Bell Bowl Prairie until further environmental assessments can be completed. The Rockford Airport Authority agreed to temporarily halt construction over some of the last remaining high quality dry gravel prairie in Illinois.

  • The Champaign community gathered last week to celebrate a new community resource for African American families.

  • The Illinois men’s basketball team opened its season Tuesday night with a 71-47 win over Jackson State at State Farm Center in Champaign.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll speak with University of Illinois epidemiologist Rebecca Smith about what she thinks is the cause of rising COVID-19 infections on the Urbana campus.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, Luis Velazquez and Rob McColley.

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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