217 Today: Report finds Logan, Pontiac and Stateville prisons nearly inoperable
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
- The deadline has passed for Republican and Democratic candidates to submit nominating petitions to get on the ballot for next March’s primary.
- The Governor’s office halted construction on Mayor Brandon Johnson’s plan to shelter asylum seekers on a former industrial lot in Brighton Park on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
- An updated map from the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests plants traditionally suited to warmer climates in decades past may now be able to grow in Central Illinois.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about a new report commissioned by the state of Illinois that shows the state of its prisons.
Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, Tim Shelley and Edith Brady-Lunny.