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217 Today: Champaign invests COVID-19 relief in grassroots program to deter gun violence

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A cannabis advocacy group is warning the state’s recreational marijuana program has a lot of problems that need immediate attention.
  • Bringing more diversity into the green economy is one of the central goals of Illinois’ Climate and Equitable Jobs Act signed into law last September.
  • Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis traveled across four areas of Illinois this week to announce federal Community Project Funding, or CPF.
  • Enrollment at the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus has hit a new record high.  

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear how Champaign is investing COVID-19 relief in a grassroots program with the goal of using talent development to prevent gun violence.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Eric Schmid, Harrison Malkin and Emily Hays.

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Sydney Wood

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