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217 Today: Ukrainian students visit sister city of Rockford for respite from war

Friday, August 19, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Republicans hammered high taxes, executive overreach, and even the city of Chicago as they rallied their base at the Illinois State Fair Thursday. 
  • The Workforce Equity Initiative at 18 Illinois community colleges will receive nearly $19 million in funding for a third year of programming. 
  • Thursday was the first day of school for most Champaign Unit 4 students. 
  • A new deal between the Big Ten Conference and three TV networks is expected to bring huge profits and exposure to the Illinois athletic department. 

In today’s deep dive, a group of Ukrainian students is taking a much-needed reprieve from war in their town’s American sister city of Rockford. 

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Brian Moline

Brian Moline is the Managing Editor of Illinois Newsroom and host of Morning Edition for Illinois Public Media/WILL. He's been with WILL since 2015, after a long stint at WDWS-AM in Champaign where he covered both news and sports for more than a decade. If you have story or interview ideas, you can reach Brian at bmoline@illinois.edu.

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