217 Today: Illinois’ New Philadelphia becomes a national park
Friday, May 26, 2023
- The Illinois Senate has passed a state budget after multiple delays.
- Officials delayed action on a plan to tap $51 million dollars to assist thousands of asylum seekers living in Chicago city shelters.
- A longtime state social service agency — with a large presence in central Illinois — is changing its name.
- According to the National Abortion Federation, attacks on abortion clinics have been rising in states that protect abortion rights, like Illinois since 2022.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about New Philadelphia, which recently became the nation’s 424th national park.
Reporting today contributed by Camryn Cutinello, Tessa Weinberg Michelle Steinbacher, Farrah Anderson and Marissanne Lewis-Thompson.