Tuesday, May 3, 2022
- 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