The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

The Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield.

The Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield. Google

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

Today's headlines:

  • A three-judge panel in Chicago is set to hear arguments Tuesday over whether the court should change the legislative maps crafted by Democrats who control the General Assembly.

  • Urbana officials say roadside cameras that track the license plates of passing cars are off the table as a solution to gun violence in Urbana.

  • The first pandemic-era standardized test results are out. Student achievement dropped all over Illinois and COVID-related stress seems to play a role.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn how some central Illinois tenants are faring now that the eviction moratorium has expired in the state.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Justin Malone, Emily Hays and Caroline Kubzansky.

A clarification about a story we aired on Monday. Our discussion about the University of Illinois’s plans to convert the undergraduate library to other uses mentioned that officials gathered new information in 2021 but did not mention previous information-gathering done by the university. Those efforts date to pre-pandemic years.