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217 Today: Democrat Paul Lange talks gun control and abortion rights in campaign against incumbent Republican Mary Miller

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • St. Louis Police have identified a suspect in Monday’s shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School that left two people dead and seven others injured.
  • As Election Day draws near, spending on political ads on TV, the web and other media has hit an all-time high nationwide, and some of that big spending is in Illinois.
  • The Champaign Unit 4 school district has heard parent feedback and is working on less disruptive ways to desegregate schools.
  • The city of Champaign is stepping up its support of a local YMCA to help kids and decrease gun violence.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from Paul Lange, a Democrat running against incumbent Republican Mary Miller in the 15th congressional district.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Eric Schmid, Mawa Iqbal, Emily Hays, Hannah Lonergan and Harrison Malkin.

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From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.