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217 Today: WILL’s first development director discusses origins of the station’s fundraising

Monday, September 26, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois will sell $2.6 billion worth of corn and soybeans to Taiwan over the course of two years.
  • The University of Illinois on Friday unveiled plans for a $250 million academic and research facility in the South Loop of Chicago.
  • A team of researchers at the University of Illinois is receiving a $1.85 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • As of last Friday, there were just under 200 active COVID-19 cases in Champaign County – down from more than 1,500 three weeks earlier. Eleven of those cases were hospitalized, down from 18 during the same period.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from Debbie Day, the first-ever development director at WILL. She’ll talk about the origins of the station’s fundraising.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Dana Cronin and Jim Meadows.

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