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217 Today: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • The Chicago Rockford International Airport announced Tuesday that it’s limiting access into the Bell Bowl Prairie until further environmental assessments can be completed. The Rockford Airport Authority agreed to temporarily halt construction over some of the last remaining high quality dry gravel prairie in Illinois.

  • The Champaign community gathered last week to celebrate a new community resource for African American families.

  • The Illinois men’s basketball team opened its season Tuesday night with a 71-47 win over Jackson State at State Farm Center in Champaign.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll speak with University of Illinois epidemiologist Rebecca Smith about what she thinks is the cause of rising COVID-19 infections on the Urbana campus.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, Luis Velazquez and Rob McColley.

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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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