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217 Today: Are my eclipse glasses legit? How do I protect my eyes? And what symptoms to look out for?

A view of the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse from Madras, Oregon.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Today’s headlines: 

  • About 54 Urbana Middle School teachers called in sick on Monday to protest student misbehavior after a Special Education student got a severe neck injury at school.
  • The Champaign Urbana community is mourning the death of an educator who worked tirelessly to bring STEM education to Black neighborhoods.
  • Illinois lawmakers have questions about the governor’s proposed new agency focusing on young children. 
  • Evergreen Counseling and Coaching is concerned they may have to close down office locations.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn some important health information and tips to see the solar eclipse safely.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Emily Hays, Reginald Hardwick, Alex Degman, Mae Antar, and Darian Benson.

Stephanie Mosqueda

Stephanie Mosqueda

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