The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Monday April 12, 2021

 
Michael Bean is suing the Army Corps for flood damages alongside dozens of other landowners along the Missouri River.

Michael Bean is suing the Army Corps for flood damages alongside dozens of other landowners along the Missouri River. Christina Stella/Harvest Public Media

Monday April 12, 2021

Today's Headlines:

  • Republicans in the General Assembly are pushing back on a new child tax credit proposal from a Chicago Democrat.

  • The pandemic has led to an increased need for mental health support for children. One central Illinois organization is focused on taking parents' needs into account.

  • University of Illinois students placed second in the nation in the virtual National Academic Quiz Tournament on Saturday.

  • All residents age 16 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

In today's deep dive, the first in a five-part series from Harvest Public Media on Midwest waterways. Today we learn about a dispute between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and farmers along the Missouri River.

Reporting today contributed by Maureen McKinney, Christine Herman, Gwyn Skiles, and Christina Stella.