217 Today: Illinois chefs get creative with ‘Copi cakes’

Friday, July 1, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinoisans can expect some moderate tax relief starting Friday. Environmental advocates are decrying the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision made Thursday that curtailed the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions. Republican candidates in Illinois who support former President Trump fared very well in this week’s primary election. That may not […]

217 Today: Mary Miller defeats Rodney Davis in the 15th Congressional District Republican Primary

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Today’s headlines: Downstate conservative Darren Bailey clinched a victory Tuesday night in his race for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor. Democratic Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is already on the attack against his Republican opponent in November’s election, Darren Bailey. Democratic voters in the 13th Congressional District have chosen former Biden aide Nikki […]

217 Today: The effects of bird flu were felt nationally. For one Iowa county, it was devastating

Monday, June 27, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois congresswoman Mary Miller is under fire for a racist comment her campaign says wasn’t intended. Former President Donald Trump endorsed Darren Bailey in Illinois’ GOP gubernatorial primary. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is calling for a special legislative session to further protect abortion rights. The Party for Socialism and […]

217 Today: Sickle cell disease creates barriers for men and women to access fertility treatments

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Today’s headlines: A new report highlights the mountain of work ahead to make banking in Illinois more racially equitable. There’s less than a week until the primary election, and the newly drawn 13th Congressional district is Democratic-leaning, but far from decided. Conservative gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey is feeling optimistic about his […]

217 Today: Norman Rockwell inspires an Illinois art exhibit through a modern lens

Friday, June 17, 2022 Today’s Headlines: The Illinois Department of Public Health is confident there will be plenty of COVID vaccines available for children under 5 once the CDC recommends them. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has signed a pair of measures into law that will give sexual assault victims more recourse. Police departments across the […]

217 Today: Sickle cell patients face systemic racism and a crippling disease

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Today’s headlines: The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is relaunching a land conservation program for farmers, ranchers and other landowners in 68 counties. Caterpillar did not receive or request any incentives to relocate its world headquarters from Illinois to Texas.That’s according to a corporate spokesperson. Champaign is hosting its annual Juneteenth […]