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217 Today: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

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Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Yesterday, a three-judge panel ruled Democrats’ plan to redraw Illinois’ legislative district boundaries is unconstitutional.

  • The Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for federal investigations into the death of Jelani Day, an Illinois State University grad student whose body was found last month.

  • A new comedy at Krannert Center focuses on a Latinx couple and is part of a co-director’s effort to bring more people of color on stage.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll find out how the ‘pandora papers’ aren’t too far from home. We’ll hear how a Ukrainian oligarch used an abandoned Motorola factory in Harvard, Illinois as a part of a big scheme.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Gwyn Skiles, Luis Velazquez and The 21st show.

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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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