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217 Today: University of Illinois chancellor Robert Jones discusses COVID mitigations and a tuition hike

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg praised Bloomington-Normal during a weekend visit for standing at the forefront of the emerging electric vehicle industry.

  • Poultry producers across the Midwest are on high alert. That’s after avian influenza was detected in a commercial turkey flock in Indiana last week.

  • The Illinois men’s basketball team stayed in first place in the Big Ten with a 73-66 win over Northwestern yesterday in Champaign.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear the first of a two-part conversation with University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones. He’ll discuss the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and more. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Ryan Denham, Dana Cronin 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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