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217 Today: Congresswoman Robin Kelly discusses gun violence, Green New Deal in campaign for re-election

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The two major party candidates for Illinois governor debate one more time tonight.
  • A committee of Urbana parents, teachers and administrators is proposing District 116 combine Spanish dual language programs from two different schools into just one school – Leal Elementary.
  • The Attorney General race in Illinois could have a big impact on abortion access for people across the Midwest.
  • Nearly 100 people voiced their concerns yesterday about proposed changes to the Champaign Unit 4 elementary school selection process at an open house listening session at Carrie Busey Elementary School in Savoy.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from Congresswoman Robin Kelly who is up for re-election in Illinois’ 2nd congressional district. She’s running against Republican challenger Thomas Lynch.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Emily Hays, Shannon Heffernan and Harrison Malkin.

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Sydney Wood

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