217 Today: Peaches are in short supply this year after weather pitfalls in the Midwest and South
August 14, 2023
- Today is the first day of school for many children in central Illinois -- and some are walking into new classrooms.
- Democratic state officials are applauding the Illinois supreme court for its ruling on Friday upholding the state’s ban on semi-automatic firearms.
- U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the latest revelations about luxury trips for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should compel Congress to pass ethics reforms.
- The Piatt County Zoning Board has set August 28 for its first hearing on a new wind farm proposal from Apex Clean Energy.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about how poor weather is leading to a peach shortage across the country.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Emily Hays, Mawa Iqbal, Eric Stock, Jim Meadows and Will Bauer.