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217 Today: Invasive species threaten the Mississippi River Basin

Monday, August 29, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Multiple reports of gun violence kept Central Illinois police busy over the weekend.
  • At a kickoff for the Jelani Day Foundation over the weekend in Normal, his mother Carmen Bolden Day was again critical of the police agencies working the case.
  • The University of Illinois is recommending – but not requiring – that everyone on the Urbana campus wear face coverings in classrooms when class is in session, starting Monday.
  • Fighting Illini running back Chase Brown picked up where he left off last season when he ran for a thousand yards, with a strong performance in Illinois’ 38-6 win over Wyoming on Saturday.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about the threat of invasive species to the Mississippi River Basin.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Colleen Reynolds, Jim Meadows and Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco.

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Sydney Wood

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National Weather Service forecast map for June 13, 2024

Severe storms possible Thursday afternoon, evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.