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

217 Today: Former WILL meteorologist reflects on his two decades at the station

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Volunteers from Illinois are on the ground in southwest Florida, with more on the way, after Hurricane Ian made landfall on Wednesday.
  • Illinois Democrats are signaling they’re willing to work more on the SAFE-T Act.
  • Victims of the July 4th mass shooting in Highland Park have filed a set of lawsuits against gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson, for deceptively marketing their assault rifles.
  • This election season, voters in Illinois will vote on a proposed amendment to the state constitution, dubbed Amendment 1 or the Workers’ Rights Amendment.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from Ed Keiser, the longtime staff meteorologist at WILL radio and TV.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman, Anna Savchenko, Harrison Malkin and Jim Meadows.

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Sydney Wood

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