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217 Today: New section of Kickapoo Rail Trail is expected to be finished this fall

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois is spending $11 million dollars to shore up reproductive healthcare and family planning services statewide.
  • Chicago area-based Abbott Laboratories, which makes baby formula, says it expects its products to reach store shelves in about six to eight weeks.
  • Dining and facilities workers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are ready to strike if they don’t have a new contract by September.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll get details on the latest section of the Kickapoo Rail Trail which is expected to be finished by September.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Mawa Iqbal and Emily Hays.

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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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