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217 Today: Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021

Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois has surpassed 2 million COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began.

  • A University of Illinois professor has discovered that chemical byproducts created when water is cleaned could impact the body’s ability to reproduce.

  • Illinois led throughout in an 88-63 win Wednesday night in the annual Braggin’ Rights basketball game against Missouri in St. Louis.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll get tips for upcoming holiday gatherings from an infectious disease specialist. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Farrah Anderson and Rob McColley. 

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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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