217 Today: Drought made Midwest and Great Plains crops look ‘like death.’ Recent rains bring some hope
July 24, 2023
- The Station Theatre in Urbana is preparing for the opening of “Ride the Cyclone."
- Illinois leaders hope a Joliet electric vehicle plant will help draw more EV-makers to the state.
- Illinois U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth says she will oppose cuts to any of the specialized positions at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about the drought conditions in the Midwest and how helpful recent rainstorms have been for crops.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Owen Henderson, Alex Degman, Eric Stock and Elizabeth Rembert.