The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Students say Unit 4 schools fail to provide menstrual products

A tampon is dispensed from a school machine.

A tampon is dispensed from a school machine. Dusty Rhodes/NPR Illinois

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Today's headlines:

  • State Senator Scott Bennett’s funeral will be held Monday at the University of Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Illinois homeowners need to check their smoke alarms before a new law starts on Jan. 1.
  • Illinois Public Media invited the community to the Pour Brothers Taproom in downtown Champaign on Monday night to talk about the impact of housing problems on gun violence.
  • A recent report found that Illinois’ Climate and Equitable Jobs Act has failed to meet many of its goals.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about continuing problems in one area school district with providing menstrual products to students as required by law.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Collin Schopp, Luis Velazquez, Katie O’Connell and Nour Longi.