217 Today: Wednesday December 9, 2020
Wednesday December 9, 2020
Republican lawmakers are proposing changes to Illinois’ constitution that would allow for recall elections in Illinois — something currently reserved only for the governor.
The state’s Department of Public Health reported more than 7,900 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, which brings the statewide total case count to more than 800,000.
An effort to prevent farmer suicides is likely to reach a vote on the senate floor this week.
The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team knocked off tenth-ranked Duke last night 83-68 in Durham, North Carolina.
In today’s deep dive, the Mississippi River town of Grafton, Illinois has had issues with flooding over the years, but we’ll learn from Illinois Newsroom’s Lecia Bushak how those flooding events are happening more frequently and more severely in recent years.
217 Today is produced by Olivia Butts and hosted by Brian Moline. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Amy Mayer, and Lecia Bushak.