The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Children need mental health support more than ever. But services can be hard to find


Monday, December 11, 2023

Today's headlines: 

  • Chicago alderpersons continue to lay blame over the failed construction of a migrant base camp in Brighton Park.
  • A new group in Champaign has started to advocate for reparations for African Americans.
  • The Jewish festival of Hanukkah is underway. But, many at the University of Illinois are thinking about the Middle East as they try to celebrate.
  • The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team lost to the Michigan Wolverines yesterday at State Farm Center, 84-to-48.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about the challenge of getting children access to the mental health support they need.

Reporting today contributed by Tessa Weinberg, Emily Hays, Reginald Hardwick, Colin Hislope and Peter Medlin.