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217 Today: Illinois commission releases recommendations on how to make higher-ed funding more equitable


Peter Medlin

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • A former Democratic Illinois governor is teaming up with a Republican on ethics reform for politicians.
  • A proposal in Springfield would ban small toiletry containers from Illinois hotels – with the goal of reducing plastic waste.
  • Now’s the time many families start signing kids up for summer camp. For working parents, this child care is essential. There are some financial aid options that aim to help.
  • The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team lost their final home regular season game last night to the Purdue Boilermakers.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about the Illinois Commission on Equitable Public University Funding recommendations on how Illinois could more equitably fund public universities.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Alex Degman, Jade Marceau, John Shay, Colin Hislope and Peter Medlin.