217 Today: Why are University of Illinois Chicago faculty on strike?
Thursday, January 19, 2023
- A judge in downstate Effingham County heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging Illinois’ new assault weapons ban.
- The Illinois State Water Plan has been updated for the first time since 1984.
- Plans for a third cannabis dispensary in Danville have been scrapped after the Danville City Council on Tuesday voted to deny a special use zoning permit to Parkway Dispensary.
- The University of Illinois women’s basketball team lost 83-72 to 6th-ranked Indiana at home Wednesday night.
In today's deep dive, we'll learn more about why University of Illinois Chicago faculty have walked out of classrooms during a strike.
217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Indi Khera, Sarah Nardi and Lisa Philip.