The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Monday, Nov. 15, 2021


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Monday, Nov. 15, 2021

Today's headlines:

  • Governor JB Pritzker will be in Washington D.C. Monday for the signing of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Congress finished passing earlier this month.

  • State Department of Public Health Director Ngozi Ezike this week told a congressional panel that young people, communities of color and rural Illinoisans are still the most vaccine-hesitant.

  • The U.S. is on track to admit more agricultural guest workers than ever before, according to the Department of Labor. Most Midwestern states are on a similar trajectory.

In today's deep dive, we'll hear the first part of Big Ag U, a series from Harvest Public Media and Investigate Midwest, that looks at the influence of corporate money on state universties.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Dana Cronin, Sky Chadde and Jonathan Hettinger.