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217 Today: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Attorneys for a woman who alleges she was raped by a Lyft driver in Chicago are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to overturn a state law that shields ride share companies from liability.

  • Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is trying to find the owners of 11 unclaimed Purple Hearts.

  • It’s been almost two weeks since the F-D-A authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11. In that time, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District has vaccinated roughly 1,250 kids.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll head to the St. Louis area to see how scientists are working to discover new tick-borne illnesses.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Caroline Kubzansky, Emily Hays and Shahla Farzan.

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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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