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217 Today: Illinois Republicans look to gain control of the state Supreme Court this election

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey’s campaign fund got a major boost from Republican mega-donor Richard Uihlein.
  • Republican Esther Joy King is making her second run to represent Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.
  • Illinois schools are unable to fill one out of every one-hundred teaching positions.
  • The University of Illinois reported Tuesday that 388 people have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s the most cases discovered in a single day of testing since the university first rolled out saliva tests in the fall of 2020.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at races on the November ballot in Illinois that could have a big impact on the state.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Tim Shelley, Emily Hays and Dave McKinney.

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