The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: New entertainment district opens in downtown Champaign


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Friday, May 31, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • In Central Illinois, there are mixed reactions to former President Donald Trump's guilty verdict.
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker says justice has been served by the guilty verdict on all counts in Donald Trump's hush money criminal trial.
  • Illinois missed its chance to regulate delta-8 this spring.
  • Earlier this week the Illinois legislature passed a permanent state child tax credit.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn about a new entertainment district coming to downtown Champaign that will allow adults to listen to music, support local businesses, and establish a sense of community.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Jim Meadows, Emily Hays, Mawa Iqbal and Kimberly Schofield.