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WEATHER ALERT: Icy conditions in the forecast.

217 Today: Illinois crops in need of precipitation after recent drought conditions

Post-emergent soybeans such as these plants in northern Peoria County are having a hard time developing roots in persistent drought conditions.

June 21, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • One U of I grad was attacked and another was killed in Germany last week.
  • The congressional debt ceiling agreement capped federal housing assistance program spending for the new fiscal year.
  • Latino lawmakers in Illinois are encouraging undocumented immigrants to sign up for state-supported healthcare coverage before it’s too late.
  • Urbana students report feeling isolated at school because other students – and some teachers – have said hurtful things about their identity.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about how the lack of rainfall is affecting crops in Illinois.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by the Associated Press, Tim Shelley, Alex Degman, Emily Hays and Tim Alexander.

Stephanie Mosqueda

Stephanie Mosqueda

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