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217 Today: Remembering Jessie White’s trailblazing legacy as Illinois Secretary of State

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • States attorneys from around Illinois were in a Kankakee County courtroom on Tuesday to argue the SAFE-T Act violates the state constitution.
  • Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says it’s time for Illinois to ban the sale and manufacture of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.
  • Champaign mourned one of its local sports leaders this week.
  • The incoming winter snowstorm looks a bit less ominous than it did on Monday, but expect travel to still be particularly dangerous on Thursday and Friday.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll look at the life and legacy of outgoing Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.

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


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Sydney Wood

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