The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: What’s Happening in Champaign-Urbana Apr. 25 – Apr. 28


Experience Champaign-Urbana

Thursday, April 25, 2025

Today's headlines:

  • Republicans in the Illinois House introduced a new bill that could increase the penalty for people who protest on some busy roadways.
  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and other elected officials say they’re skeptical about the Chicago Bears’ plans for a new lakefront stadium.
  • Illinois sophomore golfer Ryan Voois won Big Ten Conference Golfer of the Week.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn about the art and entertainment events coming to Champaign-Urbana this weekend.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Jade Marceau, Mawa Iqbal, Colin Hislope, Mae Antar, Kimberly Schofield and Adelyn Mui.