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217 Today: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Department of Public Health Director Ngozi Ezike says there’s still not a lot known about the omicron variant of COVID-19 and is urging Illinois residents to remain calm.

  • With the help of the Champaign County Board, C-U at Home is looking to create new shelters for the homeless.

  • This holiday season, Miss Market, a Champaign-based group that highlights women-owned businesses nationally, is working with “Visit Champaign County” to promote those businesses here. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from Republican U.S. Representative Rodney Davis, who is running for re-election in the newly drawn Illinois 15th Congressional District.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Luis Velazquez, Mona Alrazzaq and Charlie Schlenker.

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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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