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217 Today: Changing demographics and political power in one rural Douglas County town

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinoisans have so far requested far fewer mail-in ballots for the Nov. 8 general election than they did in 2020.
  • The company that owns the Clinton Nuclear Power Plant says it wants to keep the generating station open for another 20 years.
  • An old virus is getting young children sick and filling hospital beds.
  • Carle Health and Aetna have reached a tentative agreement on a preferred provider contract covering Medicare patients, effective Jan. 1.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take you south from Champaign-Urbana to the Douglas County town of Arcola, where Latinos are increasing in population and in power

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Charlie Schlenker, Emily Hays, Kimberly Schofield and Luis Velazquez.

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Sydney Wood

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