217 Today: Rural communities grapple with food access amid lack of grocery stores
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
- Abortion is still legal in Illinois – but state representatives in the Illinois Freedom Caucus rallied on Monday against plans to open an abortion clinic in Danville.
- Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi continues to advocate for changes at TikTok, despite push-back from fans of the social media app.
- Many don’t know that the first enslaved person Abraham Lincoln freed was right here in Illinois.
- The Illinois House of Representatives passed a series of measures aimed to increase gender inclusion in the state.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn about how some Midwestern communities are grappling with a lack of access to healthy food.
217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Farrah Anderson, Mae Antar, Katie O’Connell, Camryn Cutinello, and Aaron Bonderson.