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217 Today: The Music Man is back in the Virginia Theater

Andrew Simek plays Harold Hill in CUTC's The Music Man.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois’ largest state workers’ union has ratified a new contract that includes an 18 percent pay raise over the next four years.
  • Illinois Senator Dick Durbin has tested positive for Covid
  • One local theater group is combining a Shakespearean tragedy and “My Little Pony” in their upcoming show. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about Champaign Urbana Theatre Company presenting its fourth rendition of the Music Man. 

Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Linda Kenyon, Owen Henderson and Kimberly Schofield.



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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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