The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: What’s happening in Champaign-Urbana Sept. 7-10?

Left to right: Colin Jost, Malina Moye, butterfly

Left to right: Colin Jost, Malina Moye, butterfly NBCUniversal, Malina Moye's Facebook page, Allerton Park and Retreat Center

September 7, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • Named for its hundreds of labor strikes and scorching heat – the “Hot Labor Summer” is coming to a close – but the writer's strike in Hollywood hasn’t.
  • Arab-American groups are applauding a new Illinois law that will add a Middle Eastern or North African box under the “race” category on state forms.
  • The Pritzker administration is telling healthcare providers not to charge co-pays to low-income undocumented immigrants who have state health insurance.
  • The 2024 campaign season is officially underway in Illinois.

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

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mae Antar, Mawa Iqbal, Kristen Schorsch, Alex Degman and Owen Henderson.