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WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane Beryl’s to bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding to Illinois

217 Today: As the new school year draws closer, the IHSA sees a shortage of referees for high school athletics

Friday, August 5, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The Illinois State Fair in Springfield is less than a week away, and fair organizers aim to make this year’s event bigger and better.
  • A temporary sales tax reduction begins on August 5 in Illinois.
  • Central Illinois is expected to see more heat and humidity this weekend. How will that affect the power grid? 
  • The author of a new biography of Buckminster Fuller says the architect and futurist experienced a transformative moment as a young man in Chicago in the 1920s.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear how high school football and volleyball seasons will get underway later this month, but the Illinois High School Association is seeing a shortage of athletic officials.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Sydney Wood, Harrison Malkin and Jane Carlson.

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