217 Today: Illinois officials obtained do-not-resuscitate orders from prisoners who were not of sound mind
Friday, April 7, 2023
- Illinois educators and state lawmakers are calling for a task force to scrutinize a state program that’s supposed to help children experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s proposed budget would mean a 7% increase across the state’s public universities — including Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
- Children and families gathered at Martens center in Champaign this week to enjoy food and learn more about science — entirely in Spanish.
- Parkland Theatre had its first performance of “Sweeney Todd” Thursday night.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about how Illinois prisoners signed “do not resuscitate” orders when they weren’t “of sound mind.”
Reporting today contributed by Sarah Karp, Will Bauer, Luis Velazquez, Piotr Fedczuk and Shannon Heffernan.