- Governor JB Pritzker has directed public schools and state and local government facilities to lower flags to half-staff in memory of State Senator Scott Bennett.
- The Urbana Police Department is adopting a new program to train officers how to step in when they see officer misconduct.
- All last week, a helicopter hauling a huge antenna flew low over rural Champaign County.
- The Illinois women’s basketball team improved to 9-and-2 this season with a 65-to-63 win at Butler on Sunday.
In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about the life of State Senator Scott Bennett of Champaign, who died Friday at the age of 45.
217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Ariyelle Edwards and The 21st Show.