217 Today: A conversation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture Director, Jerry Costello II
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
- A recent study places Illinois in an "extreme heat belt" in the next 30 years.
- Some Illinois families may need to re-apply for free and reduced cost meals heading into the new school year.
- The University of Illinois Police Department says it's hired seven new officers needed to help Champaign Police patrol the Campustown area.
- The Champaign Unit 4 School District is relaxing some COVID-19 requirements for the new school year.
In today's deep dive, Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello II talks about how inflation and climate change are affecting farmers.