The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Friday, Jul 23, 2021

The cast of the Monticello Theatre Association's youth production

The cast of the Monticello Theatre Association's youth production "Chicago" rehearses in their theater. MTA's president, Dan Nowlin, says the whole cast and crew has stayed masked for all of the rehearsal process despite many on the staff being vaccinated. Photo Courtesy of the Monticello Theatre Association

Friday, July 23, 2012

Today's headlines:

  • A new court filing contains previously unknown details about alleged sexual misconduct against a Chicago Blackhawks player by an assistant coach in 2010.

  • Our global food supply is at risk due to the rise in infectious diseases, according to a new study from the University of Illinois, which focused on diseases affecting plants and animals. 

  • There is a love-hate relationship with dandelions even though they have many benefits.

  • Matthew Henson will be Champaign’s interim police chief when Anthony Cobb steps down on August 6.

In today's deep dive, a conversation with one WILL’s news production interns, who spoke with some theater operators about their plans for reopening in the next couple of months.

Reporting today contributed by Tony Arnold, Mikah Walker, Dana Cronin, Jim Meadows and Brian Moline.