Tuesday, July 5, 2022
- One witness to Monday’s Highland Park parade shooting was marching in the event when she heard what she thought might be fireworks.
- Governor JB Pritzker is calling gun violence a “uniquely American plague” after a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park that killed six people and wounded dozens more.
- In a campaign video immediately after the Highland Park shooting, Republican candidate for governor Darren Bailey urged people to pray and then “move on” and celebrate the Fourth of July.
- Custodians, assistant teachers and other support staff in the Champaign Unit 4 school district are all making at least $15 dollars an hour, starting this month.
In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear how young women are leading the charge to keep reproductive rights alive in the neighboring state of Indiana.
217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Michael LeBien, Ryan Denham, Emily Hays and Michael Puente.