The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Grammy nominee Syleena Johnson returns to CU to celebrate Juneteenth with free concert

Singer-songwriter Syleena Johnson

Singer-songwriter Syleena Johnson

Monday, June 17, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • It was a meaningful Father’s Day weekend for a group of parents at Lincoln prison in central Illinois.
  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is touting what’s currently the largest capital construction program in state history.
  • A judge has ruled against faith leaders who argued that Missouri’s abortion ban violates the state’s constitution.
  • Former Fighting Illini men's basketball player Coleman Hawkins has committed to play for the Kansas State Wildcats this upcoming season.

In today's deep dive, we’ll listen to a conversation with Grammy-nominated artist Syleena Johnson about her music career and ties to Champaign-Urbana.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Lauren Frost, Alex Degman, Sarah Fentem, Colin Hislope and Kennedy Vincent.