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217 Today: Volunteer groups work to test rivers and lakes for toxic algae blooms

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey continues to blame Governor J.B. Pritzker for crime in the state, but Bailey says he can fix it.
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker made a stop in Decatur yesterday to announce state funding for electric vehicle manufacturing.
  • Undergraduates at the University of Illinois tested positive for COVID-19 in record numbers last week.
  • According to the CDC, Champaign, Vermilion, Ford, Douglas and about 25 other Illinois counties are rated at a high risk for COVID-19.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about volunteer groups testing rivers and lakes for toxic algae blooms.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Emily Hays and Eva Tesfaye.

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