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217 Today: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois’ elections oversight board has cleared the state’s top fiscal watchdog in a long-running case over his campaign finance violations.

  • Illinois football coach Bret Bielema has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • The Urbana School Board has appointed its first student representatives.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear the third and final story in our Big Ag U series from Harvest Public Media and Investigate Midwest. Today, we’ll take a look at how big business is funding college ag facilities.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Emily Hays, Katie Peikes and Seth Bodine.

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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