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217 Today: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

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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.

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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