The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Victoria Vincent gets serious about her comedy


Courtesy of Victoria Vincent

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • Three Democratic lawmakers in Springfield are pushing to make fertility services more accessible.
  • Some Illinois lawmakers say this is the year they’ll approve a statewide child tax credit.
  • A judge is denying former President Donald Trump’s bid to stall an objection to his place on Illinois’ primary election ballot.
  • Community members gathered last night to commemorate Rantoul resident Azaan Lee’s life — and demand more action from the Rantoul Police Department.

In today's deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with comedian Victoria Vincent about her success as a Black woman in comedy.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman, Dave McKinney, Farrah Anderson and Kimberly Schofield.