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217 Today: Illinois General Assembly approves changes to SAFE-T Act

Friday, December 2, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Lawyers on both sides of the criminal justice system in one central Illinois county say they are ready to meet the potential challenges in the courtroom when cash bail ends in January.
  • Police have arrested a minor suspected of sending violent threats to Urbana High School. 
  • This weekend is your last chance to see an exhibit on quinceañeras at the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois.
  • More than one in every five rural residents in the U.S. is over the age of 65.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at changes to the SAFE-T Act that the Illinois General Assembly approved Thursday.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Eric Stock, Emily Hays, Luis Velazquez, Jonathan Ahl, Alex Degman and Mawa Iqbal.

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Sydney Wood

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