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217 Today: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021

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Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021

Today’s Headlines:

  • A new report is calling for more robust health and housing support for LGBT Illinoisans as they age.

  • Plans for the world’s first carbon-neutral industrial park are gaining momentum in Putnam County.

  • A group of public commenters chastised the Normal Town Council during its regular meeting Monday night about the town’s removal of artwork honoring Jelani Day.

In today’s deep dive, new survey research shows that pro-vaccine campaigns focused on the financial costs of COVID — and the need to protect children — are most likely to be effective.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Caroline Kubzansky, Tim Shelley and Christine Herman.

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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