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217 Today: New book highlights the shady past of Wild West lawman Wyatt Earp in Peoria

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Former Ukrainian ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is this year’s winner of the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government.
  • Champaign County is investing in interpretation services for immigrants who speak indigenous languages.
  • Champaign city council members will talk Tuesday about an agreement to give University of Illinois police authority over an area of Campustown currently patrolled by Champaign police.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about a book written about some of Peoria’s less savory characters — including Wild West lawman Wyatt Earp.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays, Nour Longi and Tim Shelley. 

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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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