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217 Today: C-U Folk and Roots Festival headliner Don Flemons discusses his move to the Chicago area

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • With only three weeks before the November election, Illinois Democrats in several statewide races are out-raising their Republican opponents.
  • Student test scores in Illinois on state reading and math exams plummeted last year during the pandemic and are rebounding slowly.
  • Both congressional candidates in Illinois’ 13th district say they support lowering prescription prices and capping the cost of insulin. But they disagree on a new federal law meant to achieve those goals.
  • Champaign-Urbana’s latest queer publication, The Lavender Newsletter, released its first edition this month.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from Don Flemons, who is one of the headline performers at this year’s C-U Folk and Roots Festival.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Kate Grossman, Harrison Malkin and Sydney Wood.

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