The 217 Today Podcast

The 217 Today Podcast

Keep up with news in Central Illinois every weekday with 217 Today. Hear the day's headlines, along with one deeper dive, in just ten minutes. Learn about the people and places that make Central Illinois unique with 217 Today.

The floor of the U.S. Senate.

217 Today: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

In today's deep dive, there’s a focus on the U.S. Senate as the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is underway. Chris Mooney, a political science professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, talks about what he calls “the most unrepresentative elected political institution.”

The COVID-19 testing site at State Farm Center on the University of Illinois campus.
Christine Herman/Illinois Newsroom

217 Today: Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

In today's deeper dive, the University of Illinois has identified more than 450 COVID-19 cases linked to the Urbana campus just three weeks into the semester. Illinois Newsroom’s Christine Herman spoke with University of Illinois epidemiologist Becky Smith about the impact that’s had and what’s on the horizon.