217 Today: Congolese immigrants chase the American Dream in Galesburg
June 12, 2023
- Champaign police say there are multiple shooting victims after 2 incidents early Sunday morning.
- The state network that distributes government grant dollars to Illinois' rape crisis centers says federal funding came up short this year.
- An Illinois Congressman is helping determine how much federal money the state needs for broadband expansion.
- More than 3,000 athletes competed at the Special Olympics summer games in Bloomington-Normal over the weekend, two of whom are headed to the Special Olympics World Games this week.
In today's deep dive, we hear about the journey of two Congolese immigrants and their new business endeavor in a Knox County town.
Reporting contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Lyndsay Jones, Alex Degman, Eric Stock and Yuchen Wang.