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217 Today: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

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.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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