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217 Today: New Champaign County Public Defender discusses the end of cash bail and more

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois ranks 26th in an annual study of U.S. states’ health successes and challenges.
  • Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is defending how long it’s taking to expand Illinois’ cannabis industry.
  • The Urbana school board has decided against merging its two Spanish dual-language programs into one school.
  • The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team bounced back from a loss at Indiana on Sunday to beat Rutgers at home Wednesday night 80-62.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from Champaign County’s new public defender, Elisabeth Pollock, who will tell us about the end of cash bail, jail capacity issues and more.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman and Emily Hays.

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