217 Today: Service helps on MLK Day, but some say it’s not enough
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
- The Illinois State Police is one step closer to finalizing the enforcement rules for a controversial law that bans semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines.
- Illinois State Senator Steve Stadelman says it’s important for state laws to keep pace with the advancement of technology.
- A state task force is in the early stages of creating a cohesive history of the Underground Railroad in Illinois.
- Volunteers helping the city of Chicago’s newly-arrived migrant population are applauding the decision to delay shelter evictions amid freezing cold temperatures, but wonder what’s next.
In today's deep dive, we'll learn that many familiar with King’s life and work say one day of service does not do justice to his legacy.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Jane Carlson, Mariah Woelfel and Esther-Yoon Ji Kang.