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217 Today: Midwestern states promote unexpected activities to attract tourism

Friday, September 2, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois says they’re working hard to keep abortion care legal in the state.
  • Illinois lawmakers working to pass gun laws say it will take some time before they reach a consensus.
  • The University of Illinois is under attack by one gubernatorial challenger for its number of out-of-state students.
  • COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb on the University of Illinois Urbana campus at the start of the fall semester.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how some Midwestern states are getting creative with their tourism marketing.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Ariceli Gomez-Aldana, Mawa Iqbal, Harrison Malkin and Elizabeth Rembert.

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Sydney Wood

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