The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Baseball tournament for the visually impaired comes to Savoy

A baseball player wears an eye mask while swinging at bat at a ball.

A beep baseball players swings at a ball during a game. Photo courtesy of National Beep Baseball Association website

Friday, July 5, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • The Champaign County Freedom Celebration parade was canceled yesterday due to weather conditions.  
  • The Illinois Department of Public Health has added nearly 150 zip codes to its list of high-risk areas for lead exposure for children.
  • Highland Park held its first parade, following a mass shooting two years ago.
  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is saying little about a meeting he and other Democratic governors had with President Joe Biden.
  • A record number of travelers are hitting the road and the skies this Fourth of July weekend.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about the Beep Baseball Tournament coming to Savoy this weekend. 

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Anulika Ochuba, Katie O’Connell, Noah Jennings and Kimberly Schofield.