217 Today: Trans Americans are fleeing to Illinois. Here’s why
November 17, 2023
- Governor J.B. Pritzker is stepping in with new funding to help Chicago deal with its immigration crisis.
- Even though it’s been unseasonably warm this week, Illinois Transportation officials say winter weather is coming and they want you to be ready.
- The Urbana Police hired a consulting firm this year to evaluate the department. The firm is seeking input from Urbana residents on how — and if — officers should handle many types of calls for service.
- The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team hosts the Valparaiso Beacons at State Farm Center tonight.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about Illinois’s efforts to protect trans rights.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Dave McKinney, Mawa Iqbal, Farrah Anderson, Colin Hislope and Owen Henderson.