217 Today: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly says he's hopeful a new law will help slow illegal gun transfers, as universal background checks will be required for all private gun sales.
Local health officials are encouraging people who'd previously decided against getting the coronavirus vaccine to reconsider.
Bald eagle populations continue to rebound in Illinois and across the country.
WCIA-TV reports that Gov. JB Pritzker will announce new coronavirus protocols today, which could include a statewide mask mandate for schools.
In today's deep dive, we learn more about a new group led by formerly incarcerated people that has launched a campaign to end what it calls "permanent punishments" for people who have been convicted of felonies.
Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Christine Herman, Jim Meadows and Vivian La.