217 Today: Lavender Newsletter creators bring back a 1980s queer publication
Friday, October 28, 2022
- Test scores in English and math remain well below pre-pandemic levels for Illinois students.
- Low-income students in Cerro Gordo in Piatt County have jumped ahead in reading at a faster pace than their peers across east-central Illinois.
- Democrat Mary Jane Theis was sworn in as chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court this week.
- The Champaign County Humane Society has taken in so many animals recently, the shelter has reached capacity.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about the Lavender Newsletter, a reboot of a newsletter originally published in the 1980s for the local lesbian community.
217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Susie An, Emily Hays, Mawa Iqbal, Miranda Zanca and Sydney Wood.