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217 Today: Illinois Arts Council Agency gathers community perspectives on listening tour

Joshua Davis-Ruperto, Executive Director of the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and Erin Eveland, Executive Director of the Hub Arts & Cultural Center in Rushville.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • Illinois lawmakers are trying to hold rideshare companies to the same legal standard of care as more traditional modes of transportation.
  • About two-thirds of all Illinois applicants in President Biden’s $400 billion debt forgiveness program were accepted.
  • The largest nonprofit club at the University of Illinois says it’s set to raise more than $100,000 for St. John Children’s Hospital in Springfield by next month.
  • The girls basketball team from the High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign plays in the Class 1A state semifinals this Thursday morning in Normal.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with the executive director of the Illinois Arts Council Agency about the goals of their statewide listening tour.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Luis Velazquez, Julia Youman and Rich Egger.


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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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