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217 Today: Meteorologist explains cause of January tornadoes

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois lawmakers are back in Springfield this week as they try to wrap things up before they adjourn for the last time.
  • The Illinois Supreme Court has halted a law that would have eliminated cash bail Jan. 1.
  • A University of Illinois agriculture professor says work and environmental conditions can be harmful to farmers’ mental health.
  • Despite major damage caused by a water pipe break, nearly 600 students at Paris High School are scheduled to return to class as normal on Wednesday.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about the several tornado touchdowns down in Central Illinois on Tuesday and how they formed on a warm January day.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Mawa Iqbal, Luis Velazquez and Reginald Hardwick.

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Sydney Wood

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