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217 Today: Victims of Highland Park shooting file a set of lawsuits in an effort to end mass shootings

Monday, October 24, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Illinois Congressman Sean Casten hosted a roundtable Friday on protecting abortion access.
  • Speaker Chris Welch said it’s likely the Illinois House will be sent and vote on proposed changes to the SAFE-T Act during the fall veto session regardless of the outcome of the Nov. 8 election.
  • One prominent, local chef said he thinks wine can bring people of different political stripes together.
  • The former president of AT&T Illinois has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how dozens of victims of the Highland Park shooting have signed onto a set of lawsuits, fueled by a desire to end mass shootings. 

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Ryan Denham, Harrison Malkin, Katie O’Connell and Anna Savchenko.


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