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217 Today: Vertical farming provides year-round produce but with a larger carbon footprint

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker says the statewide indoor mask mandate is ending on Feb, 28 in most places. Masks will still be required on public transportation, in hospitals and in K-12 schools.

  • Illinois Republicans aren’t happy the governor plans on February 28th to lift the statewide indoor mask mandate for almost everyone but children in K to 12 schools.

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker appeared with University of Illinois students Wednesday to promote his proposal to spend 25% more next year for grants for low-income college students.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about vertical farming and its potential problems for the climate. 

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

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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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