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217 Today: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021

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Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Democrats in the Illinois Senate voted Tuesday night to repeal a decades-old law requiring the parents of teens who seek an abortion to be notified before the procedure.

  • Jelani Day’s mother says the LaSalle County coroner’s report indicating her son drowned was an insult to her and her son.

  • The Urbana school board decided Tuesday night to raise the pay for substitute teachers in Urbana District 116.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about a team at the University of Illinois that’s investigating how COVID-19 misinformation spreads in rural areas of the state. This is part of our “Who’s in Charge of The News” special coverage. 

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

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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