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217 Today: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021

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Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker signed off on a new congressional map Tuesday designed to give Democrats a partisan advantage for the next 10 years.

  • Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is releasing his annual Holiday Safe Shopping Guide highlighting recalled toys and other products.

  • One museum in Illinois is making a rare handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address available to many guests for the first time by including accommodations for people with disabilities.

In today’s deep dive, farmers across the Midwest are upset that ditches and low-lying areas of their fields might end up being protected under the Clean Water Act. We’ll learn more about the upcoming changes putting farmers and environmentalists at odds.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Tim Shelley, Farrah Anderson and Jonathan Ahl.

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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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