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217 Today: Antagonism toward conservation efforts increases after Biden’s latest proposal

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Indiana recently joined other states bordering Illinois in banning most abortions – a move that Planned Parenthood of Illinois saw coming.
  • Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is rolling out the welcome mat to companies seeking to flee Indiana after the state’s near ban on abortions.
  • A judge has ruled in favor of six Illinois sheriffs in a lawsuit over the delayed transfer of inmates not fit for trial.
  • On Tuesday, the Champaign City Council will discuss a proposal from the Unit 4 School District to allow a high school varsity football game to be played at McKinley Field.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn why a new conservation proposal from the Biden administration has drawn ire in the agricultural community.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Dave McKinney, Eric Stock and Elizabeth Rembert.

Sydney Wood

Sydney Wood

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