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217 Today: Parents seek breast milk of vaccinated mothers to protect children against COVID-19

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Some Champaign residents are calling on two of their city council members to resign after tensions at last week’s council meeting.

  • Another round of wintry weather is moving through Central Illinois. But, meteorologist Andrew Pritchard is expecting less snow than the last 2 systems.

  • The University of Illinois is threatening suspensions after graduate student workers allegedly kicked an administrative employee who was trying to get through their protest.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about some parents who are seeking out donated breastmilk from vaccinated mothers to help protect their young children from COVID-19.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Sydney Wood, Reginald Hardwick, Emily Hays and Darian Benson.

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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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