217 Today: Friday November 20, 2020
Friday November 20, 2020
Governor JB Pritzker yesterday called on longtime Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan to resign if he won’t appear in public and answer questions about a bribery scheme.
llinois state health officials are continuing to urge residents to stay home for the holidays and avoid large indoor gatherings of any kind. They announced more than 1,400 additional COVID-19 cases today, along with 168 more deaths.
Champaign County health officials announced 140 new cases yesterday. There are more than 1,200 active cases inthe county and 16 people are hospitalized. The county’s seven-day average positivity rate, excluding University of Illinois tests, is 9.6%.
The US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating a complaint alleging that Jewish and pro-Israel students on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus have faced a hostile environment of anti-Semitism and that the university’s response was inadequate.
In today’s deep dive, as the fall semester comes to a closeon the University of Illinois Urbana campus, we’ll find out what lessons officials have learned reopening the campus during a pandemic.
217 Today is produced by Olivia Butts and hosted by Brian Moline. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Lee Gaines, and Christine Herman.