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217 Today: New U.S. Attorney in Illinois sharpens focus on violent crime and human trafficking

Monday, Feb. 7, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A lawyer is predicting far-reaching impact in schools from a big legal defeat for Governor J.B. Pritzker on COVID-19.

  • Area school districts are reacting differently to the judge’s ruling on Friday about mask mandates in schools.

  • With high COVID-19 case numbers at the University of Illinois, some graduate students are trying to improve current campus safety regulations.

  • During snowstorms, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District calls on both employees and volunteers to “plow” the sidewalks.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from the new U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, which covers nearly half the state.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Luis Velazquez, Emily Hays and Edith Brady-Lunny.

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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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