The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Urbana school district swears in first Latina board member


Monday, May 15, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • Abortion rights supporters in Champaign-Urbana are trying to pass legislation to force crisis pregnancy centers to be more explicit about the services they do and don't provide.
  • Gun shop owners say they're stuck in the middle as conflicting decisions in the challenges to Illinois' ban on semi-automatic firearms play out in the courts.
  • The Illinois Senate has passed bills aimed at improving access to healthcare.
  • The Illinois Republican Party chair says the GOP needs to embrace voting by mail.

In today's deep dive, we hear a conversation with the first Latina member of the Urbana School District’s Board of Education.

Reporting today contributed by Farrah Anderson, Mawa Iqbal, Camryn Cutinello, Tim Shelley and Luis Velazquez.