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217 Today: Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

Today’s headlines: 

  • More than 10,000 John Deere workers at plants in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas went on strike Thursday after their union contract ran out at midnight.

  • A 20-year-old Champaign man was arraigned Thursday for a deadly mass shooting that occurred in Champaign in July.

  • Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is one of the first transit agencies to adopt zero-emissions technology using sunlight and water to power two new buses.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll get an inside look at how the Delta variant of COVID-19 has made hospitalized patients younger and sicker.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Elizabeth Rembert, Reginald Hardwick, Emily Hays and Natalie Krebs.

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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