Tuesday, May 16, 2023
- New York City is about to join seven cities – including Champaign and Urbana – that have banned weight discrimination.
- A $120 million earmark request for the upcoming federal budget could fund long-awaited upgrades to antiquated locks on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.
- Western Illinois University’s sports teams are moving to the Ohio Valley conference.
- A proposal in Springfield to help the Bears move to Arlington Heights is scheduled for a committee hearing this morning.
In today’s deep dive, we hear a conversation with a sociology professor about how college debt is preventing access to affordable services like medical care.
Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays, Tim Shelley, Rich Egger, Alex Degman and Piotr Fedczuk.