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217 Today: U.S. trip to Taiwan may further strain relationship between U.S. and China

Friday, August 12, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker is re-upping his call for an apology from Republican rival Darren Bailey for once comparing abortion to the Holocaust.
  • The electric automaker Rivian plans to add a second shift at its Normal manufacturing plant by the end of next month, creating a need for even more hiring.
  • While gas prices are dipping as the summer comes to a close, it’s still a concern for Illinoisans.
  • The International Union for the Conservation of Nature placed the iconic Monarch Butterfly on its Red List of Endangered species in July.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from a U.S. Representative from Illinois who was part of the delegation that recently visited Taiwan.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Ryan Denham, Harrison Malkin, Jordan Mead and Mawa Iqbal.

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