The 217 Today Podcast

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Classroom at DeKalb High School.

Classroom at DeKalb High School. Spencer Tritt

October 18, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • Hundreds of students gathered outside JSM Living in Campustown on Tuesday.
  • Some Cook County Board members are hoping to allocate an extra $5 million to services for domestic violence victims.
  • Illinois now requires every public elementary and high school to teach about Black, Asian American and LGBTQ history

In today's deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with Robin Steans about a new report from Advance Illinois.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Elissa Eaton, Mawa Iqbal, Emily Hays and Peter Medlin.