217 Today: New Philadelphia designated as national park for being first town legally founded by an African American
Monday, February 6, 2023
- With Medicaid pandemic protections ending March 31, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services predicts more than 300,000 residents could lose health insurance.
- Last year, a letter co-authored by a University of Illinois law professor was cited on the U.S. Senate floor during its debate on the Respect for Marriage Act.
- Central Illinois congressman Darin LaHood he's willing to explore what he calls reasonable police reforms.
- The Illinois women’s basketball team won its 18th game of the season on Sunday, topping Minnesota 69-to-62.
In today's deep dive, we’ll hear from U of I professor Gerald McWhorter. His great-great grandfather was the first African American to start a town in the U.S., and he did it in Illinois.
217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Camryn Cutinello, Piper Pascarella, Eric Stock and Farrah Anderson.