The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: The new FAFSA rollout has been a mess. Here’s how many Illinois high school students are doing


U.S. Department Of Education

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • A new lawsuit says that child sexual abuse at Illinois juvenile detention centers was pervasive and systemic for decades.
  • Three lawmakers in Illinois’ Jewish Caucus visited the University of Illinois yesterday to express support for Jewish students.
  • Promise Healthcare and the Champaign Unit 4 School District are working together to launch a new school-based health center.
  • Tomislav Ivisic from Croatia signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Illinois Monday. 

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about how high school counselors are trying to help students through errors and delays to the Federal Student Aid form.

Reporting today contributed by Lisa Dwyer, Emily Hays, Stephanie Mosqueda, Colin Hislope and Peter Medlin.