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217 Today: WILL-AM celebrates 100th anniversary of first broadcast this week

Monday, April 4, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Democratic lawmakers unveiled a multi-billion-dollar spending plan last Friday to combat increased crime throughout the state.
  • Illinois Senate Democrats are proposing several measures to give people a collective $1.8 billion in tax breaks.
  • Two big Midwestern organizations are teaming up to feed refugees fleeing the Ukrainian war zone.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look back at the early days of WILL-AM as the station celebrates the 100th anniversary of its first broadcast this week.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Caroline Kubsansky, Alex Degman, Dana Cronin and Jim Meadows.

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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