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217 Today: Knox County farmer returns to providing produce after brief hiatus

Dusty Sanor at Nayborhood Farm, 1412 Barefoot Road, Knoxville, Illinois.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • At least three people are dead and eight injured after a tornado crossed an area near Robinson, Illinois, about 100 miles southeast of Champaign.
  • Knocked over power lines, trucks and farming equipment scatter one Illinois farmer’s property in the aftermath of a tornado on Friday night. 
  • Research and social justice are often separate issues, but one local organization is using its connections to figure out how to combat violence before it starts.
  • Defense attorneys in the ComEd bribery trial aggressively questioned the government’s most damaging witness in the case so far.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about a Knox County farmer that’s back to providing produce after a break from the business.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Luis Velazquez, Farrah Anderson, Dave McKinney and Jane Carlson.

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