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217 Today: New program will give Champaign’s Garden Hills residents new safety features to curb gun violence

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The field of Republican candidates angling to take on Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker is beginning to take shape.
  • Local food producers are selling products online instead of farmers’ markets after the pandemic.
  • Twenty-seven families are suing the state of Illinois over a COVID-19 outbreak at the state-run veterans home in LaSalle. The outbreak claimed the lives of 36 residents in late 2020.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation about a new program working to bring new safety features to the Garden Hills neighborhood in the city’s north end.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Dana Cronin, Hannah Faris and Sydney Wood.

Farrah Anderson

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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