Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021
Illinois stopped licensing traditional midwives in the mid-1960s, and made the practice illegal in 1992. But on Tuesday, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a law once again sanctioning midwifery outside of hospitals beginning next fall.
The Champaign City Council unanimously approved a blueprint on Tuesday for a plan which infuses $3.2 million in the first year into existing efforts from the housing authority, school district, reentry groups and more to curb rising gun violence.
A University of Illinois dorm’s tradition of singing through the phone, known as Dial-a-Carol, continues after dealing with the pandemic.
In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look at the history and consequences of religious exemptions that are now being used to avoid COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Emily Hays, Luis Velazquez and Lauren Chapman.