217 Today: Danville’s new abortion restriction could trigger a legal showdown
Thursday, May 4, 2023
- Democratic state lawmakers in Illinois are trying to combat book bans in public libraries.
- Amtrak trains traveling between St. Louis and Chicago are trying out a new schedule to create a shorter overall travel time.
- University of Illinois police say they plan to install a new system on campus to detect gunshots.
- Seven people died and more than 35 were hospitalized during a dust storm this week along Interstate-55 in Divernon.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about a city ordinance passed in Danville this week that could result in a legal showdown over abortion rights.
Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Jonathan Ahl, Elissa Eaton, Mae Antar, and Farrah Anderson.