The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: ‘It was an old man’s sport’ - Celebrating 50 years of hip-hop

Photos showcased at Sonny's Place in Rockford.

Photos showcased at Sonny's Place in Rockford. Yvonne Boose

September 13, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • Teaching assistants and security officers with the Decatur School District 61 rallied on Tuesday for wages they say they can live on.
  • Transgender Illinoisans must now seek permission to compete in high school sports.
  • llinois’ new law meant to prevent book bans at schools and public libraries got some attention during a U.S. Senate hearing on censorship on Tuesday.
  • Illinois healthcare providers were asked last week to stop taking copays from undocumented residents covered under a state healthcare program.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop and its roots in Illinois.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Emily Hays, Alex Degman, Tim Shelley and Yvonne Boose;