217 Today: Army Corps plans $1 billion barricade to deter invasive carp at Illinois and Des Plaines Rivers
Thursday, January 25, 2025
- Champaign County is short of skilled nursing home beds, according to the local health district.
- Domestic violence victims and their advocates are still pleading with Illinois lawmakers to pass Karina’s Bill.
- Illinois officially adopted a plan to raise its literacy rates.
- A Chicago-based group collecting data on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities has released a report highlighting health barriers.
In today's deep dive, we'll learn about a plan to build a billion-dollar, high-tech barricade on the Des Plaines River to deter invasive carp.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Farrah Anderson, Alex Degman, Emily Hays, Esther Yoon-Ji Kang and Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco.