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217 Today: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger is retiring after Illinois Democrats drew him into a new 16th district with fellow GOP incumbent Darin LaHood.

  • University of Illinois service workers Union members protested Wednesday to raise wages and fill vacant positions– including a five dollar per hour raise. 

  • The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is hosting Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages five through eleven. Appointments can be scheduled through OSF HealthCare online.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll get a sneak peek at “Fun Home,” the latest production from Lyric Theatre at Illinois. It opens Thursday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Tim Shelley and Emily Hays.

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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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