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217 Today: Environmental advocates push back against campaign to expand Chicago-Rockford International Airport

Outside the Chicago-Rockford International Airport.

Outside the Chicago-Rockford International Airport. Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco/WNIJ

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Today's headlines:

  • The National Weather Service says we could see severe weather Wednesday in the WILL severe weather coverage area. 

  • A proposal to ban ghost guns in Illinois is headed to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s desk.

  • An attorney for an Amazon delivery driver who was killed when a warehouse collapsed in a December tornado says there’s new evidence the structure wasn’t up to code.

  • The Unit 4 Board of Education has renewed its contract with the city of Champaign to place police officers in schools.

In today's deep dive, we'll learn why local environmental advocates are upset over a campaign ad touting the growth of the Chicago-Rockford International Airport.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Andrew Pritchard, Caroline Kubzansky, Rachel Lippmann, Emily Hays and Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco.