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217 Today: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021

Today’s Headlines:

  • A new report is calling for more robust health and housing support for LGBT Illinoisans as they age.

  • Plans for the world’s first carbon-neutral industrial park are gaining momentum in Putnam County.

  • A group of public commenters chastised the Normal Town Council during its regular meeting Monday night about the town’s removal of artwork honoring Jelani Day.

In today’s deep dive, new survey research shows that pro-vaccine campaigns focused on the financial costs of COVID — and the need to protect children — are most likely to be effective.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Caroline Kubzansky, Tim Shelley and Christine Herman.

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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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