217 Today: Trees climb up cities’ priority lists after a boost in federal climate funding
Thursday, June 22, 2023
- Advocates are taking to the streets, urging Illinois officials not to freeze enrollment in a healthcare coverage program for undocumented immigrants.
- Some Midwestern cities are putting conservation measures in place to keep their water supplies from drying up as the drought rages on.
- The National Guard in Illinois say they’re working hard to bring in new recruits over the summer.
- The University of Illinois held its first public event in the Campus Community Compact to Accelerate Social Justice Wednesday.
In today's headlines, we’ll learn more about how a major surge in climate resilience funding is allowing urban forestry departments to bet big on trees.
Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Xcaret Nuñez, Jim Meadows, Mae Antar and Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco.