The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Western Illinois University getting outside perspective on addressing challenges


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Monday, December 18, 2023

Today's headlines: 

  • The Chicago City Council blocked a resolution last week for voters to weigh in on the city’s sanctuary city designation.
  • The marching band at Western Illinois University is engaged in a heavy competition that could earn it new musical equipment.
  • The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team defeated the Colgate Raiders Sunday. 

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about how a consulting firm will help Western Illinois University as the school tackles enrollment and financial challenges.

Reporting today contributed by Tessa Weinberg, Colin Hislope and Rich Egger.