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217 Today: Rural residents worry about potential effects of CAFOs

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • A measure guaranteeing 40 hours of paid leave every year for all Illinois employees is awaiting Governor J.B. Pritzker’s signature.
  • The Illinois House’s new Republican leader is challenging Democrats to work with them more.
  • A large fire engulfed the Carus chemical plant in LaSalle on Wednesday.
  • Eggs are becoming increasingly harder to find with consumers across the country reporting fewer selections on shelves. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look at the fight over CAFOs in some Midwestern states.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman, Peter Medlin, Sarah Nardi and Eva Tesfaye.

Sydney Wood

Sydney Wood

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