217 Today: Graduating Illinois seniors faced a disrupted high school experience from COVID-19
Friday, May 19, 2023
Friday was supposed to be the last session day for Illinois lawmakers. But, it’ll take longer to push a state budget over the finish line.
- Illinois lawmakers passed a measure Thursday that would allow unlimited punitive damages in wrongful death lawsuits.
- A 27-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty will be installed at the National Building Arts Center in the Metro East.
- A bipartisan bill putting line-of-duty pensions for campus police on the same level as municipal police has been sent to Governor Pritzker’s desk.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the high school experience of graduating Illinois seniors.
Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Maria Gardner Lara, Sarah Fentem, Jim Meadows and Peter Medlin.