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217 Today: News, Brews and Beatz event features conversations with educators about local gun violence

Friday, Feb. 18, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The National Weather Service says Thursday’s winter storm brought three to four inches of snow to the Champaign-Urbana area.

  • Republicans in the Illinois House walked off the floor to protest mask rules.

  • Judge Michael McCuskey has been appointed as Illinois’ new legislative inspector general – tasked with investigating complaints against lawmakers.

  • As part of the governor’s partial lift of the statewide mask mandate, face coverings will no longer be required indoors at some places on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus — including State Farm Center. Masks are still required in the classroom, healthcare facilities and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll get a preview of Illinois Public Media’s latest News, Brews and Beatz event on Monday.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Tinisha Spain and Reginald Hardwick.

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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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