Tuesday, June 8, 2022
- As Illinois’ summer meals program gets underway, nonprofit groups and the Illinois Board of Education are hoping to extend a waiver that expires this month that’s made it easier for families to get food.
- A recent study from the University of Illinois and the Illinois Economic Policy Institute estimates that gaining access to broadband increases worker salaries.
- Illinois U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth just returned from visiting Taiwan and South Korea where she promoted the strength of Illinois’ electric vehicle industry.
In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how a visit from a Chicago rap duo to a Champaign school taught students how to compose music and believe in themselves.
217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal.
Editor’s note: Illinois is poised to spend about $500 million dollars in federal and state money to improve broadband access. The podcast includes an incorrect dollar amount.