The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Peoria parents, administrators face uncertainty after end of private school scholarship program


A "Save My Scholarship" sign sits at the intersection of John H. Gwynn Jr Ave. and MacArthur Highway in Peoria. Camryn Cutinello / WCBU

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • Illinois Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth is introducing a bill to preserve access to IVF treatments.
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker says he doesn't think Illinois should adopt California's approach toward strict zero-emissions vehicle standards.
  • There’s troubling news about the monarch butterflies that migrate to Illinois each summer. Data from researchers in Mexico suggest the monarch population there is down by almost 60% compared with last winter.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about the uncertainty parents and school administrators have faced since the Invest in Kids Act expired at the beginning of the year. 

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Linda Kenyon, Ryan Denham, Lauren Frost and Camryn Cutinello.