217 Today: Illinois students will be required to learn about Native American history, sovereignty, genocide and more
July 31, 2023
- People in Rantoul protested the police-involved shootings of two Black men earlier this year.
- Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill aimed at reintegrating formerly incarcerated people.
- A new audit is showing massive fraud tied to unemployment benefits paid out by Illinois during the pandemic.
- The new president of the Illinois Association of School Administrators says school safety is his top priority for Illinois schools.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about a new Illinois bill that will require K-12 students to learn about Native American history.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mae Antar, Mawa Iqbal, Dave McKinney, Tim Shelley and Peter Medlin.