The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Wednesday April 28, 2021


Uniting Pride of Champaign County

Wednesday April 28, 2021

Today's headlines:

  • Gov. JB Pritzker has signed a massive healthcare law pushed by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus.

  • Elsewhere, the governor appears to be walking away from a campaign promise about how Illinois' new legislative maps should be drawn.

  • A bill to create a permanent advisory council to study the Mahomet Aquifer is moving through the Illinois General Assembly.

  • Public health officials in Champaign-Urbana reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The number of active cases fell to 409, but the death toll rose by two to 144.

In today's deep dive, a look at the challenges in connecting with LGBTQ+ youth who need help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reporting today contributed by Derek Cantu, Jim Meadows, and Carolina Garibay.