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217 Today: University of Illinois chancellor Robert Jones discusses agriculture and race

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin has received a $20 million donation from billionaire Ken Griffin to fund Irvin’s attempt to unseat Illinois’ current governor.

  • Rochelle Clark has become the new assistant superintendent in Decatur Public Schools.

  • The Illinois attorney general’s office has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to impose a sentence in a case where a western Illinois judge threw out the sexual assault conviction of an 18-year-old man.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll speak with University of Illinois chancellor Robert Jones about the future of agriculture and his thoughts on talking about race.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Emily Hays and Reginald Hardwick.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a 2024 graduate of the University of Illinois. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter focusing on police and investigative stories.

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