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217 Today: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois’ elections oversight board has cleared the state’s top fiscal watchdog in a long-running case over his campaign finance violations.

  • Illinois football coach Bret Bielema has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • The Urbana School Board has appointed its first student representatives.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear the third and final story in our Big Ag U series from Harvest Public Media and Investigate Midwest. Today, we’ll take a look at how big business is funding college ag facilities.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Emily Hays, Katie Peikes and Seth Bodine.

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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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