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217 Today: A new historical marker in Illinois honors a worker killed protesting in the 1930s

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza wants to pay down the state’s pension liabilities more aggressively while building savings at the same time.
  • Educators around the state say students are over-tested, and they feel the state’s proposal to revamp its spring testing program is not a solution.
  • Chicago hip hop group Mother Nature brings mental health workshops to schools and colleges.
  • Masks are now optional on all Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District transportation and facilities, including the Illinois Terminal.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn the history behind a new historical marker in Illinois that honors a worker killed protesting in the 1930s.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Susie An, Emily Hays, Neshmia Malik and Peter Medlin

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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