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217 Today: Scientists find success deterring invasive carp with underwater acoustics

Marybeth Brey, left, of the U.S. Geological Survey, teaches a student from Iowa State University how to tag a silver carp.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Today’s headlines:

  • The public can now view and comment on three proposed boundary maps for Urbana’s seven City Council wards at the city’s website.
  • Illinois’ rules against hazing could get a little stronger.
  • State lawmakers across the U.S. including Illinois gathered this week to advocate for work permits for all immigrants.
  • The Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman has been named the new chair of the NCAA Division 1 Council.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how scientists have been successful in using underwater acoustic systems to deter invasive carp.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Alex Degman, Adriana Cardona Maguigad, Colin Hislope and Eleanor Lindenmayer.

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Severe storms possible Thursday evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.