217 Today: DCFS hosts hiring event in Bloomington to keep up with increase in investigations
June 13, 2023
- An investigation is underway after eight people were injured in a violent incident in Champaign early Sunday morning.
- Illinois is the first state in the nation to withhold state grant funding from public libraries if they ban books.
- Planned Parenthood of Illinois has seen a 54% spike in patients seeking abortion care since Roe versus Wade was overturned last year.
- Urbana architect Joseph Royer is famous for many local buildings — and many of them have been named historic landmarks by the city, including a courthouse, public library, a downtown hotel and now includes a church.
In today's deep dive, we’ll hear about a new way that Illinois DCFS is trying to fill job openings.
Reporting contributed by Mae Antar, Alex Degman, Mawa Iqbal, Jim Meadows and Eric Stock.