217 Today: Monday November 16, 2020

 
Leal Elementary School in Urbana. Urbana District 116 has about 68% of the funding it needs to adequately serve students, according to the 2020 Illinois School Report Card.

Leal Elementary School in Urbana. Urbana District 116 has about 68% of the funding it needs to adequately serve students, according to the 2020 Illinois School Report Card.

Urbana School District 116

Monday November 16, 2020

Today's headlines: 

  • Governor JB Pritzker says he cannot guarantee that Illinois will have enough hospital beds as the pandemic surges.

  • A group of grad students at the University of Illinois has identified more than two dozen mutations in the novel coronavirus.

  • Macon County announced that six more people died due to COVID-19 over the weekend –all of whom were in their 70s and 80s.Health officials also reported 244 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.

In today's deep dive, we hear how voters rejecting the graduated income tax amendment earlier this month could affect funding for K-12 schools in Illinois.

217 Today is produced by Olivia Butts and hosted by Brian Moline. Reporting today contributed by Maureen McKinney, Christine Herman, and Lee Gaines.