217 Today: U of I Chancellor Robert Jones discusses the Call to Action Initiative
Friday, February 2, 2024
- Attorneys for people in Illinois prisons are decrying the state’s decision to award another contract to a controversial prison healthcare provider.
- Chicago is now the largest city in the country to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
- A Dallas pastor is succeeding Reverend Jesse Jackson as head of the Chicago-based Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
- Last year, 11 people were injured and one died while working at the Archer Daniels Midland plant in Decatur. But the Decatur plant isn’t the only ADM facility to see such incidents.
In today's deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones about an initiative he developed after the murder of George Floyd.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Patrick Smith, Mariah Woelfel, Mawa Iqbal, Madison Holcomb, Nour Longi and Reginald Hardwick.