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217 Today: Illinois voters will decide whether to enshrine workers’ right to collectively bargain in the state constitution

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The Illinois State Board of Education is taking suggestions from the public as it puts together a budget plan for the next school year.
  • The Champaign group “Party for Socialism and Liberation” held a rally last Tuesday night to protest a regional pregnancy center they say pressures people not to get abortions.
  • Families are beginning to weigh in on plans from the Champaign Unit 4 School District to change how it assigns students to elementary schools next year.
  • A group of defectors from North Korea shared their stories over the weekend on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about the Workers’ Rights Amendment voters will weigh in on this November.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Susie An, Hannah Lonergan, Emily Hays, Madison Holcomb and Alex Degman.

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