The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: New reservation in DeKalb County draws optimism and uncertainty


Maria Gardner Lara

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • A NASA program launched to help U.S. farmers marked its first anniversary this spring.
  • At least two incidents of servals on the loose in Illinois have prompted lawmakers to introduce a bill that would ban the ownership of servals and other wild animals.
  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker continues to distance himself from budget strategies of the past.
  • The Fighting Illini football team named Corey Parker the new defensive backs coach yesterday.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn about how the recent designation of a new reservation in Illinois has drawn optimism and uncertainty in the community surrounding the new nation.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Alex Degman, Elissa Eaton, Colin Hislope and Maria Gardner Lara.