217 Today: How the Jan. 6 insurrection could impact the next presidential election
Monday, January 8, 2024
- For decades, Illinois political candidates have routinely signed a loyalty pledge not to overthrow the government. But Republican Donald Trump didn’t do that this year, and it’s becoming a flashpoint in the presidential campaign.
- We will know for the first time this year how many people in Illinois prisons are taking college courses – and how many people are waiting for access.
- COVID-19’s impact on the city of Urbana included its population count in the 2020 Census. Now, the city is getting a recount.
- The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team lost at home Sunday to the Wisconsin Badgers.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about what the three-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection could mean for the upcoming presidential election.
Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Emily Hays, Mae Antar, Colin Hislope and Mawa Iqbal.