217 Today: Thursday November 5, 2020
Thursday November 5, 2020
Governor J.B. Pritzker says Illinois is at a crossroads financially after his plan to change the state’s income structure failed.
Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan thanked her supporters, volunteers and campaign staff, after losing to Congressman Rodney Davis for a second time. And she urged voters to stay active in the political process.
State public health officials reported more than 7,500 new COVID-19 cases yesterday. That’s the second-highest level of cases in a single day since the coronavirus pandemic first hit Illinois last February.
Champaign County reported 171 new COVID-19 cases yesterday. There are more than 600 active cases in the county.
In today's deeper dive, Republican Rodney Davis won re-election in the 13th Congressional District, which many observers considered a tossup, but his margin of victory was a surprise.
217 Today is produced by Olivia Butts. Reporting today contributed by Sean Crawford, Tim Shelley, Jim Meadows, and Ryan Denham.