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217 Today: Illinois Theatre adapts ‘The Whistleblower’ to fit COVID protocols and modern life

Friday, Feb. 11, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The case of missing Illinois State University Student Jelani Day may result in a new law that would require coroners and medical examiners to contact the FBI if a body remains unidentified for more than three days.

  • The City of Champaign has been working on equity and engagement for a long time. Now, it has a whole department dedicated to these issues.

  • Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County has received the green light from Urbana City Council to continue building houses for the community.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how Illinois Theatre has adapted the script and incorporated COVID protocols into their new production of “The Whistleblower,” opening tonight at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Maggie Strahan, Sydney Wood and Luis Velazquez.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a 2024 graduate of the University of Illinois. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter focusing on police and investigative stories.

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