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

217 Today: Monday, Nov. 8, 2021

Monday, Nov. 8, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois political leaders have been in Glasgow, Scotland for the U.N. Climate Change Conference —or COP26 —since last week. They’re touting the state’s new plan to prioritize green energy and cut fossil fuels from Illinois’ electric grid by 2050.

  • LGBTQ+ students were harassed during Spirit Week at Mahomet-Seymour High School in September. Now, leaders at Uniting Pride are waiting for a formal apology.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture said frozen supplies of turkeys in the U.S. are 24% below the 3-year average because higher feed prices mean fewer farmers are raising them.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about a new report from the Environmental Working Group that looks at what contaminants are in your tap water.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Charrice Jones, Seth Bodine and Dana Cronin.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a 2024 graduate of the University of Illinois. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter focusing on police and investigative stories.

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