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217 Today: Illinois Congressman Eric Sorensen is ‘optimistic’ Congress can pass a new farm bill

In this photo taken in March 2008, a grain transport truck is loaded with corn in Curran, Ill.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker is joining 19 other Democratic governors in launching what they say is a non-partisan coalition to protect and expand reproductive rights.
  • Remote work may offer rural America an opportunity to draw new residents who otherwise might not consider living there.
  • During his state of the state address, Governor J.B. Pritzker proposed $20 million to increase grocery store access. 
  • New leadership is coming to Urbana High School.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from new Illinois congressman Eric Sorensen, who will talk about the chances of getting a new farm bill passed by September.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Camryn Cutinello, Tim Shelley, Sarah Nardi, Emily Hays and Eric Stock.

Sydney Wood

Sydney Wood

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