217 Today: Danville mayoral candidate Jackie Vinson challenges incumbent Rickey Williams
Friday, March 24, 2023
- All three correctional officers involved in the beating death of an inmate at the Western Illinois Correctional Center have now been sentenced.
- In the federal bribery trial playing out in downtown Chicago - prosecutors are going the deepest they’ve gone so far into former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s inner circle.
- A measure to deter Illinois public and school libraries from banning books is working its way through the legislature.
- Metro East figures and places will be featured in a new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield opening this week.
- The State Senate has voted to rename and expand an Illinois program to honor the late State Senator Scott Bennett.
- Both Danville Area Community College basketball teams were winners Thursday in NJCAA tournament action.
In today's deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with Danville mayoral candidate Jackie Vinson ahead of the April election.
Reporting today contributed by Rich Egger, Dave McKinney, Alex Degman, Reginald Hardwick, Will Bauer and Jim Meadows.