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217 Today: Native American mascots remain in many high schools throughout Illinois

Monday, April 18, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Testimony is expected to continue Monday in the trial of two Illinois guards charged with beating a prisoner.
  • The ratification process has begun for a tentative agreement between The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local 3700 and the University of Illinois regarding retroactive pay.
  • Little League Baseball is starting another season of play in Champaign-Urbana.
  • The number of active COVID-19 cases in Champaign County continues to rise.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look at the continued presence of Native American mascots at many high schools across Illinois.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Robert Wildeboer, Zainab Qureshi, Emily Hays and Peter Medlin.

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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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