217 Today: Illinois now requires K-12 students to learn Native American history. What has to be in the lessons, and who is checking?
August 16, 2023
- Thomas Paine Elementary School is opening its doors for the first day of school today with its newly renovated and expanded facilities.
- Federal student loan borrowers will have to resume repayment this fall, after getting a break during COVID.
- Three former staff members of Northwestern University’s baseball team filed suit against the school this week.
- A Chillicothe man was sentenced yesterday to ten years in federal prison for the January firebombing of the Peoria Planned Parenthood clinic.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about the new Native American curriculum requirements in the state and how they will be enforced.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mae Antar, Eric Stock, Tim Shelley and Emily Hays.