217 Today: Illinois Republicans look to gain control of the state Supreme Court this election
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
- Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey's campaign fund got a major boost from Republican mega-donor Richard Uihlein.
- Republican Esther Joy King is making her second run to represent Illinois' 17th Congressional District.
- Illinois schools are unable to fill one out of every one-hundred teaching positions.
- The University of Illinois reported Tuesday that 388 people have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s the most cases discovered in a single day of testing since the university first rolled out saliva tests in the fall of 2020.
In today's deep dive, we'll take a closer look at races on the November ballot in Illinois that could have a big impact on the state.
217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Tim Shelley, Emily Hays and Dave McKinney.