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217 Today: Rockford man steps up to help elementary students without a ride to school

John Tac Brantley and Lewis Lemon Elementary School students on a Rockford Housing Authority bus.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker will give his State of the State address to the General Assembly on Wednesday.
  • Republican lawmakers in Illinois are calling for immediate relief for Ameren customers facing soaring energy costs.
  • The mass shooting Monday at Michigan State University has drawn an outpouring of support from the University of Illinois.
  • Local blood drive organizers are preparing for potential changes to the Food and Drug Administration’s policies for blood donations by men who have sex with men.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look at how a Rockford man got involved with elementary students in his neighborhood who needed a ride to school.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Camryn Cutinello, Mawa Iqbal, Sarah Nardi, Owen Henderson and Peter Medlin.


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