The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Local veteran shares her experience of serving in Iraq


Kimberlie Kranich / IPM News

November 10, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • President Joe Biden made a stop in the northern Illinois city of Belvidere yesterday to meet with workers who are celebrating the re-opening of an idled assembly plant.
  • Illinois lawmakers have passed a measure that they hope will sharply reduce delays in getting licenses for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
  •  Rantoul Police have shot and killed two people this year in separate incidents. New documents show an internal investigation cleared the officers who pulled the trigger in both incidents.
  • The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team plays tonight at home against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.

In today's deep dive, we'll hear from a local veteran about how her military service and the injuries she got while serving in Iraq affected her and her family.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Peter Medlin, Alex Degman, Farrah Anderson, Colin Hislope and Kimberlie Kranich.