The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Wednesday January 20, 2021

 
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) led a group of senators in asking President Biden to

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) led a group of senators in asking President Biden to "restore" the Renewable Fuel Standard. Facebook page of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth

Today’s headlines:

  • A group of U.S. lawmakers announced the reintroduction of the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act.
  • There are only about nine college-in-prison programs in Illinois. But that number could increase.  
  • Illinois beat Penn State 79 to 65 at the State Farm Center last night. Kofi Cockburn strengthened his position as men’s college basketball’s leader in double-doubles with a game-high 21 points and 12 rebounds.
  • More than 100 people have died from COVID-19 in Champaign County, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.  

In today’s deep dive, a group of senators led by U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois is pushing the incoming Biden-Harris administration to restore a program that promotes the use of biofuels.

217 Today is produced by Olivia Butts. Reporting today contributed by Chase Cavanaugh, Rob McColley, Lee Gaines and Dana Cronin.