The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Experts monitor health of peregrine falcons and tag three newly born chicks

Recently named peregrine falcon chicks.

Recently named peregrine falcon chicks. Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco/WNIJ

Friday, June 10, 2022

Today's headlines:

  • On Wednesday, the House passed the Protect Our Kids Act, which would enact new gun control measures following the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas.

  • A hedge fund founder and noted art collector is spending millions of dollars on the race for Illinois governor.

  • The Aurora Pride Parade will proceed as scheduled on June 12th, after the city nearly canceled the event.

  • Macon County is reporting three new deaths due to COVID-19. Since last Thursday, the county said it's seen 300 newly confirmed coronavirus cases.

In today's deep dive, we'll hear how experts from Chicago’s Field Museum recently traveled to Rockford to band three peregrine falcon chicks who were born on top of the former Rockford Register Star building.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Harrison Malkin, Adora Namigadde, Reginald Hardwick and Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco.