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217 Today: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021

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.

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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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