The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Five Cities Baroque Festival is back for second season in central Illinois



Friday, June 14, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • Former Illinois basketball standout Terrence Shannon Junior was found not guilty of rape and related charges yesterday.
  • The city of Urbana will host a reflections and reverence ceremony on Friday to commemorate the Juneteenth holiday.
  • Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs is celebrating after sending half a million dollars to someone who didn’t know he had it coming.
  • Access to abortion medication in Illinois remains unchanged after the United States Supreme Court yesterday rejected a challenge to approval of the abortion pill mifepristone.
  • ​​The Illinois School  Board has approved fifty million dollars in state funding for after-school programs across Illinois.

In today's deep dive, we’ll listen to a conversation with Nate Widelitz, the director of the Five Cities Baroque Festival, about bringing Western classical music to the area.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Anulika Ochuba, Alex Degman, Sarah Fentem, Anna Savchenko and Kimberly Schofield.