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217 Today: University of Illinois Japan House to celebrate anniversary with a festival

An overview of Japan House and the Dry Garden at dusk.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • A new bill in Illinois would require all public high schools to include lessons on the dangers of fentanyl in health courses by the fall of 2024.
  • The Illinois House green lights a measure to ensure generic prescription drug manufacturers don’t gouge prices.
  • This Saturday, Black University of Illinois students will hold a Freedom Walk to celebrate Black Joy.
  • On Thursday, members of the Urbana community had a chance to ask questions to the candidate who’s likely to become the next chief of police.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about a festival happening at Japan House at the University of Illinois this weekend.

Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman, Reginald Hardwick, Arianna Williams, Luis Velasquez, and Sarah Bond.

Farrah Anderson

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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