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WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane Beryl’s to bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding to Illinois

217 Today: Local physician writes children’s book on how to be a first responder

Physician and author Breyanna Grays reads to Yankee Ridge Elementary students in Urbana on Feb. 13, 2023.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker proposed a $20 million investment to help open independent grocery stores in food deserts across the state.
  • A proposed bill could fine Illinois cat owners up to $2,500 for declawing their cats. 
  • The spot where a local gay bar once stood may soon be Champaign’s first designated historical site.
  • Local organizations are selling bricks to create a new park dedicated to African American history.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from local physician Breyanna Grays about her new children’s book.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Will Bauer, Piper Pascarella, Sydney Wood, Farrah Anderson and Emily Hays.

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