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217 Today: Self-proclaimed guardians of English language release annual list of banished words

Friday, January 6, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • A statewide ban on the sale and manufacture of assault weapons in Illinois is closer to passage.
  • Illinois state representatives advanced on Thursday night a proposal meant to protect patients who get abortions and their providers who are targeted by states that have banned abortions.
  • It’s been two years since Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol to overturn the presidential election. About 35 Illinoisans have been charged in connection with the riot.
  • The University of Illinois is no longer requiring COVID-19 vaccines for students or employees.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about a list of words that would-be guardians of the English language say should be banned for mis-use and over-use.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Emily Hays and Herb Trix.

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