217 Today: University of Illinois restarts repatriation of Native American ancestors
Thursday, March 30, 2023
- Federal prosecutors in the ComEd bribery trial are focusing on how former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan leaned on the power company to hire his friends, allies, and acquaintances.
- Gun rights supporters marched in the annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day in Springfield Wednesday to protest the recently-passed assault weapons ban.
- The Illinois Senate unanimously passed a measure which would extend child labor protections to young vloggers.
- Business owners in Champaign County are now eligible for a new microloan fund to help recover from the pandemic.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about how the University of Illinois is investing in new resources to repatriate Native American ancestors.
Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Mawa Iqbal, Camryn Cutinello, Luis Velazquez and Emily Hays.