217 Today: Bird flu has ravaged U.S. poultry. Now a vaccine could be on the way
June 27, 2023
- The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will receive $6.6 million to buy new hybrid buses.
- For the first time, the group Braver Angels Illinois is bringing together a state Democrat and a Republican to talk with their constituents.
- A new city council member in southern Illinois says she went through a painful struggle with conversion therapy.
- On Monday Amtrak kicked off new, higher-speed schedules between Chicago and Saint Louis, with several stops on the way.
In today's deep dive, we'll learn about the bird flu’s recent impact and how officials are working on a vaccine to protect commercial poultry.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Mae Antar, Mawa Iqbal and Katie Peikes.