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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

217 Today: Winter storm expected to bring rain, ice and snow to Champaign-Urbana

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Danville District 118, Monticello, Mahomet-Seymour and Decatur Public Schools have announced e-learning days because of the winter storm. Find the latest closings and cancellations here.

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker is insisting that a statewide mask mandate he ordered is still in effect for most schools despite new developments in Springfield.

  • Despite intense objection from Republicans, the Illinois Senate Wednesday advanced Judge Michael McCuskey for legislative inspector general.

  • A new study finds that corn ethanol may not be climate-friendly.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation between news director Reginald Hardwick and meteorologist Andrew Pritchard about what we can expect from the winter storm. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Caroline Kubzansky, Alex Degman, Dana Cronin and Reginald Hardwick.

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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