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217 Today: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

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Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

Today’s headlines: 

  • U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth is urging her fellow Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly to repeal a law requiring teens seeking abortions to notify their parents or guardians —or else petition a judge.

  • Protests near the Illini Union and Alma Mater on the U of I Urbana campus may be restricted due to a proposed revised policy.

  • The Champaign County Board approved new district boundaries last May. Now that census figures are available, they’re getting ready to do it again at their meeting next week.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from a cybersecurity expert who says COVID-19 has made our workplaces less safe– from online threats.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Luis Velazquez, Jim Meadows and Eric Stock.

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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