Tuesday, September 27, 2022
- An Illinois Republican lawmaker is trying to make bribery and intimidation by a public official a detainable offense.
- People spent 60 percent more on sports wagers last year in Illinois than the year prior, but the state’s chief fiscal officer says it’s not a budget fix.
- A coalition working to prevent gun violence in Champaign County officially launched this past weekend.
- More than one hundred students marched across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus on Sept. 23 to demand the university stop investing in companies that profit from fossil fuel production.
In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from Regan Deering, a Republican candidate in Illinois’ 13th congressional district.
217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman, Emily Hays, Madison Holcomb and Harrison Malkin.