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217 Today: The effects of bird flu were felt nationally. For one Iowa county, it was devastating

Monday, June 27, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois congresswoman Mary Miller is under fire for a racist comment her campaign says wasn’t intended.
  • Former President Donald Trump endorsed Darren Bailey in Illinois’ GOP gubernatorial primary.
  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is calling for a special legislative session to further protect abortion rights.
  • The Party for Socialism and Liberation in Champaign County organized a Friday evening in downtown Urbana in support of abortion rights that drew more than 100 people.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about the latest national outbreak of bird flu that devastated one northwest Iowa county.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Harrison Malkin and Katie Peikes.

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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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National Weather Service forecast map for June 13, 2024

Severe storms possible Thursday afternoon, 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.