217 Today: Dying and disabled Illinois prisoners kept behind bars, despite new medical release law
Friday, Sept. 1, 2023
- The Fighting Illini football team opens the season at Memorial Stadium this Saturday against the Toledo Rockets.
- New legislation aimed at bringing homelessness to “functional zero” is being implemented in Illinois – and Champaign County is no different.
- Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias’s plan to cut down wait times at driver's services facilities has officially started.
- Illinois hasn’t allowed rent control since the late 90’s – but an idea in Springfield could change that.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn about how some dying and disabled Illinois prisoners are still behind bars despite a new medical release law.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Colin Hislope, Mae Antar, Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman, Shannon Heffernan and Carlos Ballesteros.