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217 Today: Monday, Oct. 25, 2021

Monday, Oct. 25, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Democrats who control the General Assembly are preparing to approve new political boundary lines this week for the next 10 years of congressional elections in Illinois.

  • Federal regulators are set to decide soon whether to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Local providers are getting ready.

  • Farmers across the Midwest appear on track for record-high harvests despite a year of extreme weather.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll look at two newspapers in Ford County– one that just started last year, and another that ended publication last month. This coverage is part of “Who’s In Charge of The News?” where Illinois Public Media is bringing you special coverage of the decline of newspapers, the increase of misinformation and the story by ownership of local TV and newspapers.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Tim Shelley, Dana Cronin and Jim Meadows. 

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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