217 Today: Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021
Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021
Diane Marlin is headed for a second term as mayor of Urbana after winning a three-way Democratic Primary on Tuesday.
Two incumbent Urbana aldermen lost their primary elections on Tuesday, as Christopher Evans defeated recent appointee Erik Sacks, and James Quisenberry was a winner over Jared Miller. Find full primary election results at illinoisnewsroom.org.
Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says he's hopeful a compromise can be reached on President Joe Biden's COVID Rescue Plan in Congress.
Just two days after former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan appointed a young replacement to his seat in the General Assembly, Madigan is asking him to step down.
In today's deep dive, we learn about the bittersweet feeling many foreign-born doctors in the U.S. got when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, as family members back home still wait to get vaccinated.
Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Jennifer Fuller, Hannah Meisel, and Farah Yousry.