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217 Today: Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration is pushing to make additional state funding for Illinois nursing homes contingent on facilities solving staffing issues.

  • The mother of Jelani Day says she is working hard to learn how and why her son was killed.

  • Higher fertilizer prices are pushing up the cost of growing food.

  • Four more Champaign County residents with COVID-19 have died, pushing the county’s death toll over 200 from the virus.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from a criminal justice sciences expert who says the absence of information in the Jelani Day case has not served the public well.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Reginald Hardwick, Dana Cronin and Charlie Schlenker.

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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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